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Treatment

Treating gonorrhea is becoming more difficult because drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea are increasing around the world.

If you are pregnant, or are younger than 18 years old, you shouldn't be treated with certain types of antibiotics. Your healthcare provider can prescribe the best and safest antibiotic for you. Gonorrhea and chlamydia often infect people at the same time. Therefore, healthcare providers usually prescribe a combination of antibiotics, which will treat both diseases.

If you have gonorrhea, all of your sexual partners should get tested and then treated if infected, whether or not they have symptoms. Health experts also recommend that you not have sex until your infected partners have been treated.

For current information on treatments for gonorrhea, read the CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.

Last Updated January 05, 2011