Gonorrhoea

What is Gonorrhoea?

  • May cause burning or discharge from the penis, increased vaginal discharge or severe abdominal pain, but may sometimes have no symptoms.
  • Infection of the throat may follow oral sex. There are usually no symptoms, but the infection can still be transmitted.
  • Infection of the rectum causes pain and anal discharge.
  • Infection of the eye causes a red, painful eye.
  • May also cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility.
  • Diagnosed by urine and swab tests.
  • Treated with antibiotics.

 

Where can I get tested?

  • Make an appointment with your local doctor, health care provider, SHINE SA or Aboriginal Health service.
  • Clinic 275: drop in or phone.
    275 North Terrace, Adelaide (opposite the Royal Adelaide Hospital)
    Tel:  8222 5075

 

Young South Australians aged 16-30 can access an online self-screening questionnaire and a free test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea without seeing a doctor. Go to the Get Checked Now website.

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