Your Gonorrhoea Test Result Is Positive

This means that Gonorrhoea was detected in your sample and indicates that you have a Gonorrhoeal infection.

The test is very accurate and false positive results are therefore unlikely.

Gonorrhoea is easily treated with antibiotics.

The best treatment for Gonorrhoea is a combination of two antibiotics, one given by mouth and one by intramuscular injection.  We can provide you with the appropriate antibiotic at our clinics in London and Manchester or you can take this result to your local GUM clinic and obtain treatment there.

Another treatment option is a combination of two antibiotics taken as a single dose by mouth. This is effective in most cases but carries a higher risk of treatment failure than the injection-based treatment.

Whatever treatment you choose, it is very important that both you and your sexual partner receive treatment, ideally at the same time to ensure that you do not re-infect each other. 

Gonorrhoea infection clears rapidly with appropriate treatment and you can resume sexual activity 7 days after taking the antibiotics.

Please note that the gonorrhoea tests are very sensitive and can remain positive for up to 2 weeks after successful eradication.

If you would like to take a test of cure you need to wait at least 2 weeks after treatment before re-testing.