What Is It?

Hickey’s Pharmacy have partnered with Let’sGetChecked to bring laboratory quality Sexually Transmitted Infection testing to you.

There are three different types of tests available ranging from a Simple test (Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea) to their most comprehensive test which tests for 11 different conditions.

The at-home tests and any follow-up prescriptions are delivered in a plain envelope with no reference to LetsGetChecked.

What is it

How Does It Work?

The tests are available to purchase online from LetsGetChecked here. Samples can be taken in the privacy of your home and sent for laboratory testing. You will receive results directly in 2-5 days.

In the event that an infection is detected, the LetsGetChecked clinical team will call you to discuss your treatment options and arrange for a prescription for suitable medication to be sent to your home at no additional cost.

The prescription can be filled at any Hickey’s Pharmacy. The cost of any medication is not included in the LetsGetChecked service.

The at-home tests and any follow-up prescriptions are delivered in a plain envelope with no reference to LetsGetChecked.

Why Is It Important?

There has been a significant increase in rates of sexually transmitted infections in Ireland over the past decade, yet 6 out of 10 of Irish people have never had a sexual health check-up.

Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Ireland. It is estimated that 1 in 20 sexually active women in Ireland have Chlamydia and the disease seems to be on the increase.

Over the past ten years:

  • Gonorrhoea rates have increased by 300%
  • Chlamydia and Syphilis infections have doubled
  • HIV diagnoses have increased in Ireland

Regular STI testing is important for everyone who is sexually active, regardless of age, sexuality or relationship status.

With up to 80% of STIs displaying little to no symptoms, people cannot afford to be presumptive when it comes to their sexual health.

Despite having no symptoms, the long-term effects of some STIs can be quite severe, in some cases, it can cause infertility.

If untreated gonorrhoea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women. Whilst causing a lot of pain in the pelvic region, this disease can also lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, as well as life-threatening ectopic pregnancies. When untreated in men infertility is a possibility.

Both sexes are prone to developing infections from gonorrhoea, in areas around the body such as the joints, skin and heart. If not treated correctly this can lead to septicaemia- a life threatening blood infection.

Where Is This Service Available

Please note the LetsGetChecked STI check kits are only available to order online. Prescriptions can be filled at any Hickey’s Pharmacy (cost of medication is not included in the LetsGetChecked service).

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