2023 Spring meeting

Killeavy Castle Estate, Newry

22nd Apr 2023

25th Nov 2022





SSSTDI Annual General Meeting and Opening Address

Dr Fiona Lyons

President SSSTI

Session 1

Chairs:  Dr Aisling Loy, Consultant in GU Medicine, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8



Abstract 1: PrEP@GUIDE; How is it going two years on?

S Hatton, D Murphy, L Quinn, E Devitt

GUIDE Clinic


Abstract 2: How can we improve PrEP access in Ireland?

F Ongolly

UCD, Dublin


PLENARY: ‘Free online STI testing in Ireland – Piloting this new service in midst of a pandemic’

Dr Paula Baraitser

Consultant Sexual Health, Kings College, London


Abstract 3: Has COVID-19 Changed Gonorrhea?

S McGinley, L McVeigh

Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast


Abstract 4: A novel interagency sexual health initiative for Ukranian refugees in Cork & Kerry

O.Jackson, C Ni Bhuachalla, C Darcy Walsh, M Hanrahan, K Purcell, M Davoren, P Barrett




Sponsored Satellite Symposium:
Coming of Age: changing HIV and Sexual Health demographics in Ireland and beyond

Chairperson:  Mr Adam Stubbs, PhD, Medical Director, European Alliance Countries, ViiV Healthcare 



Real world data: Dovata in an aging HIV population, Brighton Hospital

Dr Giovanni Villa, ID Consultant
St James’s Hospital


Understanding the HIV treatment landscape in Ukraine

Dr Tetiana Kyrychenko, Ukranian Trained Physician
ViiV Healthcare Italy


Session 2

Chairs:  Professor Fiona Lyons, Consultant in GU Medicine, St James’s Hospital, Dublin



Plenary: Monkey Pox

Dr Derval Igoe Specialist in Public Health Medicine Dublin

Dr Joe Heskin SpR genitourinary and HIV Medicine London


Abstract 5: Factors associated with monkeypox virus(MPXV) infection in the largest tertiary referral centre in Ireland

A Keane, A White, F Howley, S Murray, C Kerr, B Crowley, E Devitt, F Lyons, G Villa

GUIDE Clinic, Dublin


Abstract 6: Overview of Monkeypox cases in our region

L McVeigh, S McGinley

Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast


Abstract 7: The first 120 days of a public health emergency- the monkeypox experience in Cork & Kerry

N Murphy, O Jackson, C D’Arcy Walsh, O Bruton, A Sheahan, P Barrett


Abstract 8: Building trust in risk communications and community engagement during the monkeypox outbreak in Ireland 2022

A Shanley, P Burke, A Ghafoor Butt, M Kelly, M Kirby, P Dineen, F Kelly, Y Morrissey, K MacKenzie, R Conway


SSSTDI Society Dinner

Royal Marine Hotel, Martello Suite

26th Nov 2022


Session 3

Chairs: Dr Say Quah, Consultant in GU Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast



Abstract 9: Recreational drug use (RDU) and ‘chemsex’ among men having sex with men (MSM) in Ireland - Findings from the European MSM internet study (EMIS) 2017

F P Daly, K O’Donnell, M Davoren, C Noone, P Weatherburn, M Quinlan, S Clarke, F Lyons, D Igoe, P Barrett


Abstract 10: Beyond the Usual Suspects – Investigating a non-resolving case of severe epididymo-orchitis

M McIntyre, H Bond

Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast


Abstract 11: Clinical Audit of Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG). Testing and Treatment in a Specialist Service

A Garami, S Dooley, J Craig, F Lyons

GUIDE Clinic, Dublin


PLENARY: ‘ Recurrant Vulvovaginal Candidiasis – Update of BASHH guideline’

Dr Riina Richardson DDS, PhD, FRCPath (Medical Microbiology) FECMM, PGCertMedEd

Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK




Sponsored Satellite Symposium GILEAD

Chair: Dr Carol Emerson, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast



Find your Four: Gilead HIV Patient resources (non- promotional talk)

Mr Ross Hamilton Shaw, MPharm



Confidence Matters – Long -Term Treatment Success in HIV


Dr Mark Lawton Royal Liverpool Hospital UK
Heather O’Rafferty and Jane Leonard, St James’s Hospital Dublin


Session 4

Chair: Dr Grainne Courtney, Consultant in GU Medicne, Gay Mens Health Service



Abstract 12: An Evaluation of Grindr as an Outreach Tool for Harder to Reach Populations of ghMSM in Ireland

M Doyle, Outreach worker

Mpower at HIV Ireland


Abstract 13: Survey of services: meeting the care needs of people living with HIV in Ireland

R Metrustry, C Hurley, F Lyons


Closing remarks and prize giving