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Our Treatments

Sexually Transmitted Infections:

Diagnosis and treatment/management of all common sexually transmissible infections including:-

  • Syphilis

    Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is typically passed from one person to another whilst having sex. The bacteria that cause Syphilis are called Treponema Pallidum.

    Provided that Syphilis infections are diagnosed early, treatment is relatively easy. Treatment typically involves the use of antibiotics, usually via Penicillin injections.

  • Gonorrhoea

    Caused by the bacteria Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, this sexually transmitted infection is typically passed from one person to another via unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex.

    Treatment of Gonorrhoea typically involves a single antibiotic injection followed by a single antibiotic tablet. This treatment is generally very effective and symptoms normally improve within a few days.

  • Herpes

    Herpes is a common infection caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), which if left untreated can result in painful blisters on the genitals and surrounding areas.

    Whilst there's no cure for Herpes, the symptoms can typically be controlled by using antiviral medicines.

  • Genital Warts

    In England, Genital Warts are the second most common type of sexually transmitted infection. They are small fleshy growths or bumps that appear near the genital or anal area.

    They are caused by a viral skin infection called the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is typically passed from one person to another during vaginal or anal sex.

  • Thrush

    Thrush is a condition that most women will experience at some point. It's caused by a yeast like substance called Candida Albicans which most women have in their Vagina.

    Whilst Thrush is relatively harmless it can cause itching, irritation and swelling of the vagina. Thrush can be easily treated using a tablet or anti-thrush pessaries.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis

    Bacterial Vaginosis is a common but often misunderstood condition that causes the balance of bacteria inside the vagina to become disrupted. It does not cause itching or soreness but often causes unusual vaginal discharge.

    Bacterial Vaginosis is typically successfully treated by a short course of antibiotic tablets or by use of an antibacterial gel that is applied to the inside of the vagina.

  • Non-gonococcal Urethritis (NGU)

    The term Non-gonococcal Urethritis refers to a type of Urethritis that is not caused by Gonorrhea. In Women, NGU rarely has any symptoms but in men symptoms can include pain whilst urinating, a sore and irritated penis or a cloudy discharge from the top of the penis.

    NGU is usually treated with Antibiotics and most cases symptoms clear up after roughly two weeks.

  • HIV / Aids

    Rapid HIV testing using Determine® HIV-1/2 Ag/ Ab Combo which provides simple, fast and accurate diagnosis in only 20 minutes. Click here for more information on this test.

    Post exposure testing and prophylaxis for Chlamydia, Hepatitis and others. HIV Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) if sexually exposed to someone with HIV in the previous 72 hours.

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Dr John Lambert (MD, PhD)

Dr Lambert is a consultant at the Mater and Rotunda hospitals in Dublin, specialising in Infectious Diseases and Genitourinary medicine.

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Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP):

Have you had a high risk exposure to someone who you suspect is HIV positive?

In such a situation, post exposure prophylaxis i.e. treatment with HIV drugs for period of 28 days, is now being offered by STIdoctor to decrease or eliminate the risk of you acquiring HIV infection.

Studies of prevention have previously been done following needle stick exposure of health care workers to a HIV infected person's blood. These studies have shown that initiation of HIV medicines within 72 hours have an effect in preventing the health care worker from catching HIV.

While no studies have been conducted convincingly following sexual exposure, a recent review of all available studies has suggested its value (Bryant, Baxter, Hird. Health Technol Assess, 2009.).

Thus worldwide for the last 5 years, and now in Ireland, many centres are making HIV medicines available to individuals following very high risk exposures (e.g. men who have sex with men, unprotected sex with individuals from endemic countries where HIV is very common, following sexual assault etc). Public programmes are available at St James Hospital, the Mater Hospital, and through the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) at the Rotunda among other places.

For those wishing to avail of private and confidential evaluation for such treatment, STIdoctor is now offering such services.

To find out more please click here or here


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Other Infectious Diseases:

Diagnosis and treatment of other bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections in children and adolescents and adults

  • Chronic and recurrent infections
  • Respiratory diseases e.g. tuberculosis (TB)
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Skin infections and dermatological problems
  • Other complicated infections e.g. osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

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Travel/Tropical Medicine:

Pre and post travel evaluations, vaccinations, treatment and advice. The following vaccinations are available:

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Meningitis Type A
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever

The following preventative treatments are available:

  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Diarrhoea prophylaxis
  • PEP – HIV prophylaxis

Ideally, it is best to present for your vaccinations and advice some 6 weeks before departure date to ensure that all vaccination courses can be completed before travel.

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Vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis B vaccines
  • Influenza vaccines
  • Pneumococcal vaccines

Travel vaccines (see Travel/Tropical Medicine section above)

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Occupational Health:

Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

Private and confidential evaluation and treatment of infectious diseases related occupational health exposure: HIV, Hepatitis, MRSA and other hospital acquired infections.

Corporate evaluations and consultations e.g. flu vaccination for staff, prophylaxis of influenza.

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Medico-Legal:

Review and evaluation of medical compensation related to complications of infectious diseases.

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Location & Contact

The Catherine McAuley Educational & Research Centre,
Nelson Street (just off Eccles Street),
Dublin 7

At your earliest convenience, urgent appointments can be made by direct phone (+353) 0872613778, by email jlambert@mater.ie or by using the Contact Us form.

To leave a message and get a call back, please call the office number.

Mobile (+353) 0872613778 | Office (+353) 01 716 4530 | Fax (+353) 01 716 4535/4537

Hours of Operations

Tuesday & Thursday afternoons 1-7pm.
Monday morning 1030 to 1230.
Saturday morning 0900 to 1200.
All other times (inc Evenings & Weekends) by special arrangement.