While there continue to be some restrictions to public sexual health services, there are services available. Contact your local STI clinic or GP to book an STI test. Find out more about service availability here.
Click here for information on the free home STI testing service.
Unplanned pregnancy services
My Options provides support and information for those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. The service continues to operate as normal during this time. Freephone 1800 828 010 or visit myoptions.ie.
HSE-funded unplanned pregnancy counselling services are now provided face to face and/ or remotely via video link or over the telephone. This will depend on your needs. They continue to provide the same level of service. You can find their contact details on myoptions.ie.
Abortion services continue to be provided. You can have your pre-abortion consultation by phone or video link. If the doctor needs to see you in person, they will tell you. You can find out which doctor in your area offers this service by calling the myoptions freephone helpline number at 1800 828 010. Find out more information on myoptions.ie.
- Using condoms correctly and every time you have sex reduces your risk of an STI.
- Condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and being on effective treatment for HIV and having an undetectable viral load, all help prevent HIV transmission.
- PEP is still available during these restrictions. If you have had a recent exposure to HIV, it is important to take urgent action. Contact your nearest Hospital Emergency Department where PEP is available or contact your local sexual health clinic. This should be done within 72 hours of sexual contact
There is no evidence to suggest that people on PrEP or HIV treatment have additional protection against Covid-19.