Useful Links

The following are useful links for gaining further information on sexual health issues and accessing support in your area.

HSE Your Sexual Health is the HSE's sexual health information site. It is full of information and useful links which are presented in an accessible and easily understandable way. is a sexual health information site for men who have sex with men.

The Gay Health Network

The Gay Health Network is a voluntary group consistiing of groups and individuals working on better sexual health for gay men. Their aim iis to promote sexual health awareness and HIV prevention among men who have sex with men. The website contains information on their campaigns and is available in multiple languages.

The Guide Clinic

Based in Hospital 5, St James Hospital, the Guide Clinic (Departmennt of Genito-Urinary Medicine and Infectious Disease) specialises in the care of people with sexually transmitted infections, HIV and general infectious diseases. The service is confidential and free of charge.

The Terence Higgins Trust - THT

The Terence Higgins Trust - THT was one of the first charities to be set up in the UK in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV, and improving sexual health. It has an extensive website with lots of information on HIV and sexual health.

Positive Now

Positive Now is a group of people living with HIV working to ensure that the voices of HIV positive people are central to policy and service level decisions. Through forums and publications, Positive Now update people living with HIV on current issues and other developments in the HIV field.

Open Heart House

Open Heart House is a national intercultural membership led organisation, which actively embraces and supports people living with, and affected by, HIV and AIDS, where confidentiality is assured and expected.  Through peer support and the provision of extensive range of practical services, it nurtures and develops a climate of hope and acceptance for all people living with HIV and AIDS.

The Sexual Health Centre - Cork

The Sexual Health Centre in Cork provides the following services: HIV support, professional counselling, befriending, support group and massage for people living with HIV; Sexual health advice; Sexual health education programmes for young people, parents and professionals; Telephone Helpline and online web chat; Creating new initiatives in response to needs.


AIDS West is a charity operating at local and national level working in the area of HIV and sexual health.  Based in Galway, we offer a free, confidential information helpline, support services to people affected by HIV and to those concerned about their sexual health, as well as education and prevention services in Counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. 

The Southern Gay Men's Health Project

The Southern Gay Men's Health Project works to achieve the promotion of education and welfare including sexual health awareness among the gay community.