Gonorrhoea is usually treated with a short course of antibiotics. This usually involves a single antibiotic injection followed by a single antibiotic pill. It is sometimes possible to give a second antibiotic pill instead of the injection. Patients may be started on antibiotics once they get their test results, but if it is highly likely that they have gonorrhoea, they may be started on antibiotics before their results are confirmed.
Symptoms usually improve within a few days, but it can take up to two weeks. There is usually a follow up appointment a week or two after treatment to check that the antibiotics have worked properly. Sex should be avoided until you and your partner have been given the all-clear, to avoid retransmission of the infection.
If tested positive for gonorrhoea, it is important that current and past partners (during the last six months) of the patient get tested (and treated) as well.