HK Sexual Health Centre HK Sexual Health Centre HK Sexual Health Centre What are the signs and symptoms? How do you test for Gonorrhoea? Gonorrhoea
from the urethra in men and the cervix in
What is Gonorrhoea?
throat Gonorrhoea, do not have any signs or
throat and anus. It can also be tested using a
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which can infect the
first pass urine sample. The tests can usually
mucous membranes of the urethra, cervix,
• Thick, yellow or white discharge from the
How is it transmitted? How is Gonorrhoea treated?
Gonorrhoea is readily spread by anal, vaginal
• Redness around the opening of the penis.
Gonorrhoea can be treated very effectively
with oral antibiotics such as azithromycin.
How long until symptoms develop?
doses of azithromycin and an injection of
How long does it take the symptoms to go away after treatment?
The symptoms will usually start to ease in a
day or so. If you are still having symptom
• Pelvic pain, especially during intercourse.
after a week, you should return for a review.
If left untreated, Gonorrhoea can spread to
When is it safe to have sex again?
To give the antibiotics time to work, you
should use condoms or not have sex for one
HK Sexual Health Centre Do I need further tests after I’ve been treated?
re-infected with Gonorrhoea, we suggest you
have a repeat test 1 week after completing
Should my sexual partners also be treated?
Yes. If you are treated for Gonorrhoea but a
sexual partner is not, you could get infected
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again. It is extremely important to tell all
your recent sexual partners that you have
them to be tested and treated. If you have
difficulty telling your partners, we have
letters you can send to them, or trained staff
How do I avoid getting infected again? Sexual Health Centre This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Gonorrhoea. It is not intended to replace the need for a consultation with your doctor. All clients are strongly advised to check with their doctor about any specific questions or concerns they may have. Every effort has been taken to ensure that the information in this pamphlet is correct at the time of printing, June 2007.
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