“Just Carry One” – the campaign to reduce STIs in Ireland

HIV Ireland and Durex have teamed up to raise awareness about STIs in Ireland

Written by Grainne Jones


HIV Ireland and Durex have launched the “Just Carry One” campaign to encourage people in Ireland to practice safer sex.

Latest information from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has said that there is a 10% increase in the number of sexually transmitted infection (STI) cases in Ireland since 2016.

Just Carry One

The “Just Carry One” scheme is a national social media awareness campaign to promote the use of condoms to protect against STIs, including HIV.

Currently there are almost 10 people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland each week, and the number of cases of STIs are rapidly on the rise.

HIV Ireland and Durex are putting educational ads on half of the Dublin Bus fleet from 22 June to 6 July.

There will be free Durex condoms available from HIV Ireland’s Dublin office, and there will also be a competition on the HIV Ireland Twitter and Facebook pages to win a Durex goodie bag.

Reducing the risk

Last year young people aged 15-24 made up half of the chlamydia diagnoses in Ireland, as well as almost 40% of both gonorrhoea and genital herpes cases.

Condoms are the most effective way of preventing STIs and HIV, so people are being encouraged to pick up their free condom pack while it is available.

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