Prevention is always better than cure and gonorrhea is no exception, with abstinence or using condoms the only ways to prevent catching this infection. The best way to ensure one is STD-free after having unprotected sex, is to head to the nearest Sexual Health/STD Clinic and get tested. Diagnosis of gonorrhea can be achieved through having a swab of the pustular discharge sent to the lab, urine test or gram stain test.

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Quick snapshot

Can it be cured?

Yes. Gonorrhea is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.

Type of Infection

Bacterial. Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium.

How is it treated?

Antibiotics. A single Cefixime, Ceftriaxone, or Cephalosporin.

Recovery Time

Upto 1 week. One to two weeks can be needed for symptoms to fully disappear.

Can I have sex?

No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.

Can I get re-infected?

Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.