In comparison with the rest of Europe, Ireland had one of the highest ranks for new cases of gonorrhoea in the last ten years

The HSE has launched a new sexual health strategy which aims to ease the “significant increase” in levels of sexually transmitted infections in Irelan(...)

Brian Byrne: ‘I seemed to get an extraordinary number of calls from unknown numbers in the days following the test. Something dreadful landed in the pit of my stomach every time I picked up.’ Photograph: Getty Images

‘If your results are positive, we’ll call you within one to two weeks. If not, you won’t be contacted,” the doctor told me before she took a sa(...)