How often do you need to test for gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea is highly prevalent and anyone who is sexually active is susceptible. If you have had unprotected sex, testing is highly recommended. Regular testing is beneficial to ensure you are free from any infections, especially as gonorrhoea does not always show symptoms. A comprehensive STI screen is recommended once a year or with every change of sexual partner.
Who is at risk of gonorrhoea?
All sexually active individuals are at risk of gonorrhoea, although it is most common in 15-30 year olds. In order to reduce the risk of gonorrhoea, practice safe sex by using a condom every time you have sex.
Where can I get a test for gonorrhoea?
Confidante tests for 10 STIs at the same time, including gonorrhoea.
How reliable is the gonorrhoea test?
Gonorrhoea is included as one of the ten STIs that Confidante tests for simultaneously. Confidante is a cutting-edge testing procedure that uses molecular diagnostics that far exceed other STI tests currently available. The test screens for multiple STI pathogens to identify specific viral, protozoan or bacterial pathogens.
How is gonorrhoea treated
Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics, usually by injection, but can also be in pill form. Many forms of gonorrhoea have become resistant to antibiotics, such as penicillin. Some types of antibiotics cannot be used. Treatment for gonorrhoea should be given quickly to avoid the risk of further complications. You should abstain from having sex until your treatment has been completed. If your results are positive, contact your GP for treatment.
What are the benefits of home testing?
Home testing avoids the inconvenience or embarrassment of attending a GUM or sexual health clinic for STI screening. With Confidante you can easily buy the kit online or at your nearest stockist. When purchasing online, the kit will be delivered to your chosen address in a discreet, plain package. You can take the test at a time and place that suits you in the privacy of your own home with no worries about having to discuss your sexual practices with a doctor or nurse.