The most common STI's in the UK are Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia
They can both be treated very effectively and easily with antibiotics. However, the recommended treatment for gonorrhoea is an antibiotic injection. This treatment can be obtained from a sexual health clinic or your GP.
To find your nearest clinic you can click on the appropriate country specific links below :-
Sex without using a condom can increase your risk of getting a STI. Also, sex toys should be washed and covered with a new condom each time they are used.
If you have been diagnosed with gonorrhoea it’s necessary to inform any sexual partners, from the last 3 months, that they may also be at risk, so that they can be screened and have treatment if required. Also, to prevent infecting or re-infecting your partner with gonorrhoea you should both avoid any sexual contact, with or without a condom, until both of you have been treated.
We recommend that you take another STI test two weeks after your gonorrhoea treatment to make sure that you have been successfully treated. Therefore we send you a free test kit 14 days after treatment to make sure that you are clear of the infection. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 0161 491 1899 and we will send you a test kit by first class Royal Mail.
Please be aware that you have to message or phone us no more than 28 days after you have received your treatment pack as after that time the test will no longer be considered to be a "Test of Cure".
Also, both men and women can get gonorrhoea in the rectum, throat, or eyes by having unprotected anal or oral sex with someone who is already infected. Furthermore, conjunctivitis may occur if infected vaginal fluid or semen comes into contact with the eyes. Usually no symptoms are experienced if the throat is infected but infection of the rectum may cause bleeding, pain, discharge or discomfort. We don't offer treatment for gonorrhoea in the throat or eyes.
If you suspect that you may have a throat or rectal infection you can buy one of our throat or/and rectal swabs to send to The Doctors Lab, TDL, for testing.
If you think you may have genital gonorrhoea you can buy a test kit now online, using our fast, discreet, confidential service, to be used in the comfort of your own home.
You only have to provide a urine sample for men or a simple vaginal swab for women; it’s quick, easy and effective whist avoiding any potential embarrassment.
The Test kits are posted in discreet plain unmarked packaging with no indication of their contents.