What is it?
Gonorrhoea has many nicknames, ‘The Clap’, ‘A Drip’, ‘A Dose’. Gonorrhoea bacteria can live inside the throat, vagina, cervix, penis and anus. It can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and lead to infertility in both men and women.
How do you get it?
Signs and symptoms
Commonly occur 2-10 days after infection, but may have no symptoms.
A good way to tell if a client has gonorrhoea is to milk the penis. Gently squeeze the penis along the shaft and if a thick discharge appears it is likely to be gonorrhoea.
Gonorrhoea can be diagnosed by taking swabs or a urine test at a GP or sexual health centre.
Treated by a single injection of antibiotics.
Always use condoms and lube.