What is an STI Screen?

At Trinity Clinic, we offer discreet and confidential STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Screens. We provide a range of options to suit your needs. 

The main STIs that we screen for are Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphillis, Trichomonas, Genital Herpes and Genital Warts. We also test for HIV, Hepatitis B and  Hepatitis C. Other non-sexually transmitted infections, such as Thrush or Bacterial Vaginosis are sometimes detected, and can be easily treated.

Please note that some STIs do not cause symptoms.

You can request a male or female doctor on booking your appointment.

 
 
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Routine STI Screen

This includes a doctor taking your medical history and performing a physical exam. 

Blood tests are taken for HIV, Syphillis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C (depending on risk).

A Urine sample tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. You will be advised to hold your urine for 2 hours before giving the sample to ensure that results are accurate. 

Depending on your symptoms, you may have swabs taken. Women may have an endocervical swab, taken from the cervix (neck of the womb.) This is similar to having a cervical smear taken.

MSM (Men who have sex with men) will also have pharyngeal (throat) and rectal swabs taken.


self screen

This screen is offered for patients who do not have symptoms and have not had a recent episode of unprotected sex.

Patients can collect specimen packs from the clinic and drop them back to us for testing. 

Male patients can collect a urine container to provide a sample.

Female patients can self test with a lower vaginal swab. For further instructions on how to take a lower vaginal swab, click here

MSM patients can collect and return pharyngeal and rectal swabs, in addition to the urine.

All patients are offered a blood test as above. The blood test will be taken on the same day as you collect the self test kit.

Please note that a medical history and examination are NOT part of this screen.

 

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Rapid HIV Test

Rapid HIV Test

It’s the first rapid point-of-care test that detects both HIV-1/2 antibodies and the HIV-1 p24 antigen, which can appear just 12 to 26 days after infection.

It provides clear results in just 20 minutes (while you wait), with built-in quality controls to let you know the test is working.

The test specimen can be serum, plasma, fingerstick or venous whole blood.

 

 


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RESULTS

Results will be available within 3-5 working days. 

Results will be phoned and treatment will be offered where appropriate, according to National Guidelines.


Trinity Clinic in partnership with www.hometesting.ie allows you to test for STI’s from the comfort of your home. Simply order the test from www.hometesting.ie and it will be delivered to your chosen address in a normal envelope package. Follow the instructions for taking the samples and then post them back in the prepaid postage envelope. Results are available online within 3 to 5 working days. If you have any problems taking samples remember you can always call into our city centre clinic where a doctor or nurse will take them for you at no extra cost.

 

STI Treatment

The main STIs that are screened for include Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphillis, Genital Herpes, Genital Warts and Trichomonas. We also screen for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

We offer a range of treatments from antibiotics to cryotherapy. Please note that some STIs require more complex treatments and may necessitate a hospital outpatient referral.

 
 
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Antibiotics

A short course of antibiotics can usually clear Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea or Syphillis. Depending on which infection is detected, antibiotics can be given by tablet (oral dose) or injection (intra-muscular.) 


Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is a treatment using very cold liquid nitrogen to"freeze off" skin lesions such as genital warts. 

The extremely low temperature destroys the abnormal cells, allowing  normal cells to grow in their place. This forms a scab and falls off naturally 12-14 days later.

Cryotherapy is well tolerated by patients and treatment lasts less than a minute. Some lesions may require a course of several treatments over a number of weeks. 

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Contraception

Unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy as well as STIs. 

We offer Emergency Contraception as well as other forms of contraception.

Please click here for more information.

Sexual Health- Price List

Full Sexual Health/STI Screen (Doctor taken) €95

STI Self Screen €75

Rapid HIV test (Results in 20 mins) €75

Full Sexual Health/STI Screen and Rapid HIV test €150

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), Including Consultation, STI Screen, PrEP Bloods and Prescription €120

Cryotherapy (treatment of genital warts) €60

Cryotherapy follow up appointment €40

Cervical smear  FREE

Vaccinations Hepatitis A & B Combination (3 injections) €55 each

HPV Vaccine €180 per vaccine

Rapid Chlamydia test (Results in 20 mins) €75

Rapid Gonorrhoea test (Results in 20 mins) €75

Contraception including emergency contraception (Consultation) click here for GP Fees page


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