Fiona Lyons

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 A bottle of the PrEP drug Truvada. File photograph: Thor Swift/The New York Times

Medication preventing HIV infection is to be rolled out through the public health service from the start of next month, the Government has announced. (...)

Of the new diagnoses, 51 per cent were among men who have sex with men

The Health Service Executive has reported a five per cent increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland last year. There were 508 n(...)

PrEP   is not covered by the HSE. It costs €400 a month to buy it privately with a doctor’s prescription.

A revolutionary anti-HIV drug may not be available under the HSE payment scheme until 2019, a delay that could see up to 800 new infections, health gr(...)

Since 2012, the HPV vaccine has been provided to girls in their early teens but a trenchant campaign of opposition has seen a falloff in the take-up rate from 87 per cent to about 50 per cent. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The HPV vaccine is to be made publicly available to young men who have sex with men (MSM), the HSE has announced. The vaccine, which protects against(...)

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(...)