Gay Project delivers Sexual Health Services in 5 key ways:
- We supply free condoms and lube from our community centre.
- We frequently provide onsite Free Rapid HIV Testing in conjunction with the Sexual Health Centre.
- We provide signposting and information services in relation to sexual health.
- We run campaigns such as the #Covidlove campaign we ran during Covid19 to provide practical support in having safe sex throughout covid19.
- We advocate at various levels in relation to Sexual Health through our input on the Cork Sexual Health Network and the National Gay Health Network.
- According to sexualwellbeing.ie “Good sexual health means making sure you have the knowledge, skills and ability to make informed sexual choices and acting responsibly to protect your health and the health of others. This includes preventing STIs. Some STIs can cause long-term problems, yet lots of people don’t know much about them.” Find more information about what makes good sexual health here.
- Find all the information you need about Sexually Transmitted Infections here.
- To receive condoms through postage visit the Sexual Health Centre’s website here.
- To book an appointment for Free Rapid HIV Testing click here.
- For a Sexual Health Helpline dial 021 427 6676. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To book an appointment for free STI Testing in Cork you can contact the South Infirmary Victoria Hospital in Cork on old Blackrock Road on 021 4966 844.
- To book an appointment for free STI Testing in Kerry contact Tralee General Hospital on 066 718 4139 or email: email@example.com.
- To avail of Free At-Home Testing Kits you can visit https://sh24.ie.
- For information about HIV and your status as HIV Positive or Negative in addition to Treatment, Disclosure, Stigma and Transmission click here.
- Information about PrEP can be found here.
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is taken by HIV negative people before having sex (pre-exposure) and after sex, to prevent HIV (this is called prophylaxis). PrEP has been shown in many studies to be safe and highly effective at preventing HIV. When taken correctly PrEP has been found to be about 99% effective. For more information about PrEP visit here.
- For a list of PrEP Stockists click here.
- Information about PEP can be found here.
HIV post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a course of HIV medication that aims to prevent HIV infection following a recent exposure to HIV, such as condomless sex, sharing needles or pricking yourself with an infected needle. PEP must be started within 72 hours (3 days and nights) after a possible exposure to HIV, and sooner if possible.