Gonorrhoea infections are easily treated with a course of antibiotics – usually consisting of one injection into the bum muscle and a single dose of tablets. Some gonorrhoea is becoming resistant to antibiotics. This can make it more difficult to treat
Sometimes you will be treated straight away, without waiting for the result of a gonorrhoea test, for example if your partner is known to have an infection or if you have symptoms.
You will be advised not to have sex, even with condoms, until 2 weeks after you (and your partner) have finished the treatment and you have no symptoms. You will be asked to return for another test after your treatment to confirm you have cleared the infection.