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 along with another antibiotic that is taken orally. This treatment can be obtained from a sexual health clinic or your GP.
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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 an STI it’s necessary to inform any sexual partners, from the last 6 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 an STI 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 have included a free test kit with the gonorrhoea treatment pack to make sure that you are clear of the infection.
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 rectum, throat or eyes. If you suspect that you may have a throat or anal infection you should visit your local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic, also referred to as sexual health clinics, or your GP.
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.