STI clinic blog

STI Clinic Dublin-Genital warts and HPV
13, November 2014

Genital warts are very common and for the most part can be easily treated with many different options ranging from ablative therapy with liquid nitrogen to home treatment with creams. Sometimes other lesions that are not warts are misdiagnosed as such so an expert opinion is advised.

HPV is extremely common and although some strains have been linked to cervical/anal cancer …

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HIV
12, November 2014

HIV is a retrovirus that may be transmitted sexually as well as from mother to child or through the sharing of infected blood via needles and blood products. HIV if undetected and untreated may lead to AIDS. If HIV is detected early via a blood test it is a very manageable infection which, in most cases, consists of tablet a day. …

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Syphilis
11, November 2014

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is on the rise in Ireland especially in men who have sex with men (MSM).  For the most part syphilis is asymptomatic and is only picked up on a blood test. It is quite infectious and can be passed on by kissing, oral sex and via intercourse. If syphilis is left untreated it can …

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
11, November 2014

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is caused by infections from the genital tract such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

PID may lead to fertility issues, ectopic pregnancies and chronic pelvic pain if not diagnosed and treated. Most women’s fertility remains unaffected after one episode of PID. The sooner in the infection is treated the better. Signs of PID are pain on sexual intercourse, …

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