Prevention is always better than cure and gonorrhea is no exception, with abstinence or using condoms the only ways to prevent catching this infection. The best way to ensure one is STD-free after having unprotected sex, is to head to the nearest Sexual Health/STD Clinic and get tested. Diagnosis of gonorrhea can be achieved through having a swab of the pustular discharge sent to the lab, urine test or gram stain test.
Yes. Gonorrhea is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
Bacterial. Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium.
Antibiotics. A single Cefixime, Ceftriaxone, or Cephalosporin.
Upto 1 week. One to two weeks can be needed for symptoms to fully disappear.
No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.
Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.