Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a bacteria. It is the second most common bacterial STI in the UK after chlamydia and can lead to infertility in men and women.
How do I get tested?
Visit St James Health Centre. Contact us here to arrange an appointment.
Here are some key facts:
- 1 in 10 men and half of women with gonorrhoea experience no signs or symptoms
- Symptoms can include yellow or green discharge, a burning feeling when peeing and pain or tenderness in the tummy
- It can affect anyone who has ever had unprotected sex
- Tests usually involve taking a swab of discharge or giving a urine sample
- If left untreated can affect fertility in men and women
- It is a bacterial infection
- It is passed on through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, sharing sex toys or genital-to-genital contact
- The only way to protect yourself is to use condoms every time you have sex
- It is treated with antibiotics
- Most of the 25,000 cases reported in the UK in 2012 were in under 25s
Speak to one of the team to receive more information about Gonorrhoea testing. Use the contact form below to speak to one of the team.