Students at UL are being warned about an outbreak of sexually transmitted infections
Students in the University of Limerick are being warned about an outbreak of STIs on campus.
According to The Limerick Leader, the Student Health Centre “has been notified that there is an outbreak of Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia on campus”.
An email was sent to all students advising anyone who had unprotected sex to see a doctor.
"These are sexually transmitted diseases as a result of unprotected anal, vaginal or oral 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."
UL issued the following statement saying that they are working with the HSE to combat the issue:
"As is best practice, UL has rolled out an awareness campaign contacting every student directly. In accordance with HSE protocols students are being urged to present to the STI and/or the GP clinics run by the UL Student Health Centre should they have concerns with regard to any element of their health and to get the necessary treatment.
"All students who present are currently being seen with or without an appointment and UL will continue to work closely with the HSE to ensure all awareness and treatment protocols are fully adhered to."