What we will fund

We are actively canvasing for research in a number of fields which we feel are in need of further research. We would also want to encourage young researchers to try out their ideas before going to large funding bodies. > Read More

Research Portfolio

STIRF has funded a number of successful research projects that have been presented in prestigious national and international meetings and published in reputable international scientific journals. > Read More

Useful Links

Useful websites providing reliable and accurate information of issues relating to sexual health and HIV. > Read More

What we are about

There are many areas of knowledge that will help the sexual wellbeing of individuals that are waiting to be explored.

STIRF aims to kickstart funding to young researchers asking the right questions.

Sexual health is important for healthy living

It affects everyone but comparatively little is spent on research. Sexual health isn’t just about treatable infections like Chlamydia and… but viruses that can cause cancer of the cervix and throat, and others that cause liver failure, and HIV which destroys the body’s entire defence mechanism.

Funding high quality research

There are huge areas of knowledge that will help the sexual wellbeing of individuals, directly or indirectly, that are waiting to be explored. Our aim is to provide funding to kickstart that research.

Links providing reliable and accurate info on issues relating to sexual health

HIV & AIDs

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Herpes & other viruses

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Sexual Health

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Research

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Chlamydia

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Treatment

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Teenager guide to Sexual health

8th May 2020

Before deciding whether they’re ready to begin having sex or doing other sexual activities, it’s important for teenagers to understand the risks they will take on if they choose to start having sex. Teenagers should be well aware of the potential consequences of their actions, including raising their risk of… Read more

Postponement of research and PhD applications for 2020

26th March 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in line with other research funding authorities, STIRF announces that applications for funding for: Research funding PhD studentship Are postponed until further notice. STIRF apologizes for any inconvenience, thanks all those working in the health service for their hard work and dedication and wishes… Read more