Sexually Transmitted Infections

Data on notifiable STIs in Ireland are collated nationally by HPSC. Since January 2013, data on eight of the notifiable STIs (Chancroid, Chlamydia trachomatis, Genital Herpes Simplex, Gonorrhoea, Granuloma Inguinale, Lymphogranuloma Inguinale, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) are reported by Departments of Public Health and Laboratories via the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) system. Data on ano-genital warts and non-specific urethritis are reported on an aggregate quarterly basis by Departments of Public Health.

Gastro-enteric diseases can also be transmitted sexually e.g. shigellosis. An article on the shigellosis outbreak among men who have sex with men in Dublin is available in the November 2015 edition of Epi-Insight. More information on shigellosis symptoms, prevention and treatment is available on the HPSC website. The man2man website also provides further information and detail of services for MSM at http://www.man2man.ie/shigella.html.

Information on Hepatitis B can be found at http://www.hpsc.ie/A-Z/Hepatitis/HepatitisB/

Information on the location of STI clinics in Ireland is available from www.thinkcontraception.ie and www.man2man.ie. Go to links for further information on STIs.