Can you get gonorrhea again after treatment?
Gonorrhea treatment consists of antibiotics. The recommended treatment is an injection but it is also possible to take tablets for gonorrhea. If you choose to take tablets, you need to get tested two weeks after the treatment to confirm that the antibiotics have cleared the infection. If you order your treatment online from Superdrug, we will send you a home test kit two weeks after you have taken your tablets.
In the vast majority of cases, gonorrhea treatment is successful. The infection does not come back unless you are infected again. It is very important that your partner gets tested and treated as well to make sure you don’t pass the infection back and forth. You can get gonorrhea multiple times and you don’t get immune to the bacteria.
It is generally important that you let recent partners know if you are diagnosed with an STI so that they can get treated. After your treatment, you need to wait seven days before you have unprotected sex again - this is how long it can take for the treatment to kill all the bacteria.
Your GUM clinic can help you contact your partners on your behalf without disclosing your name. If you order online from Superdrug Online Doctor we are also happy to help you notify your partners.