Kerry Students Urged To Get Checked For STDs After Increase In Cases At UL

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AN increase in sexually transmitted diseases at the University of Limerick campus has prompted a call for Kerry students, who have been in the area recently and were sexually active, to get checked out.

A rise in cases of gonorrhoea and chlamydia has been reported at the university, which is working with the HSE on the issue.

An email was circulated on Wednesday to students at UL about the ‘outbreak’.

“These are sexually transmitted diseases as a result of unprotected sex. It is possible to have these conditions without having any type of symptoms. If you have had unprotected sex or have any concerns we would strongly advise you to contact the Student Health Centre or your GP,” read the email.

The university confirmed it was “working closely with the HSE following the identification of an increase in the number of students presenting with gonorrhoea and/or chlamydia to the UL Student Health Centre”.

Speaking to Radio Kerry yesterday, IT Tralee Students Union President Steve Clifford said there is no such outbreak on campus in Tralee.

However, he asked any students who were in Limerick in the past few weeks and were sexually active to get checked out with their GP.


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