STI clinic blog

STI Clinic Dublin-Rapid HIV testing
25, February 2015

Rapid HIV testing is one of the most popular tests at Himerus health STI clinic. It can be added on to a routine STI screen for instant peace of mind regarding HIV.  Sometimes patients do not want to wait the 3-5 days for their HIV result and want reassurance then and there.

 So what exactly are rapid HIV tests and what …

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STI Clinic Dublin-Non Specific Urethritis
11, February 2015

Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, the tube in the centre of the penis where you pee from.Urethritis commonly affects men and may have no symptoms. It is only discovered by a microscopic examination of the secretions.In some cases, it may cause symptoms of stinging, burning or pain passing urine. There may be a discharge from the tip of the …

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STI Clinic Dublin-Herpes
11, February 2015

Herpes is a common STI.
It is caused by a virus, which is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact during genital or oral sex.
It usually occurs on the Genitals, but may also occur on the mouth, or other sites
The virus is usually silent, but may cause blisters or sores on the skin in a few people.
Apart from causing discomfort, it usually does little …

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STI Clinic Dublin- Genital warts in pregnancy
09, February 2015

Pregnancy warts and all!

 Most sexually active woman will have been exposed to and contracted genital wart virus, HPV (human papilloma virus). Not necessarily the dangerous type that causes cervical cancer (there are over 100 different types) but the types that may cause genital warts. Most women that carry HPV are unaware of it and for the large majority there is …

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