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Stethoscope imageAny sexually active person may be exposed to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and is advised to get tested for STIs regularly.

Some STIs have no symptoms and if left untreated can result in infertility in both sexes and other serious medical conditions. The good news is that treatment for most STIs is simple and painless. Some of the most common STIs can be treated with a one-day antibiotic course.

If you are pregnant and think you might have picked up a STI, it is particularly important to get it checked out and treated as soon as possible.

Staff at the IFPA are trained to screen for and treat sexually transmitted infections in an understanding and helpful way so there is no need for you to feel embarrassed.

What’s involved:

  • An STI screening will take about 30 minutes.
  • A typical screening will involve a physical examination, the collection of fluid samples as well as a blood test.
  • At the IFPA, STI screening will test for the following infections: HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Trichomonas and Herpes if clinically indicated.

Please avoid emptying your bladder for 90 minutes prior to the appointment.

Cost: Full STI Screening €125 (including prescription for antibiotics if required). STI screening is not covered on the medical or GP card.

Follow-up Consultation: A follow-up consultation costs €25 with an extra charge of €16 extra if repeat bloods are required.

Clinic Locations:

Cathal Brugha Street Clinic, D 1
Tallaght Clinic, Tallaght Shopping Centre, D 24

Home STI tests:

Lloyds Online Doctor logoIn partnership with the IFPA, Lloyds Online Doctor has developed a convenient and easy to use home testing kit. The kits test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV and are clinically robust. Please note that if you are experiencing severe pain or have developed other obvious symptoms, you should visit a clinic or GP immediately.

We also recommend that all people who are sexually active attend for a full STI screening twice each year. See above for information on STI screening at our clinics in Dublin city centre and Tallaght.

The following links will take you to the Lloyds Online Doctor website which includes important information on the tests. Lloyds Online Doctor is administered by registered Irish doctors who will provide treatment advice.

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