gonorhea gonorrhoea std sti test nz

Gonorrhea is going around & around & around....

April 14, 2018

Hey Team,

Gonorrhea (or alternatively, Gonorrhoea) is going around, BIG TIME. I'm seeing more and more cases of it in the last month. It's particularly common in men who have sex with men. 

Gonorrhea is an STI caused by a pesky bacteria called Nerssearia Gonorrhoeae. It usually affects the genital area, although the throat or anus may also be affected. Gonorrhea affects both men and women and is easily transmitted during vaginal intercourse. It can also be transmitted during anal or oral sex.

The thing is, Gonorrhea is spread through skin contact during sex. So if you come into contact with someone who has it and you don't use protection during sex, you're going to get it. Plain and simple. 


Often, women with Gonorrhea experience no symptoms. The lack of specific signs and symptoms means Gonorrhea may go undetected for longer in women than in men. 

Symptoms of Gonorrhea

  • an unusual discharge from the vagina or penis 
  • pain while urinating 
  • swelling and pain in the testicles
  • anal gonorrhea may not have any signs or symptoms 
  • Gonorrhea in the throat may cause a sore throat, however, it usually occurs without symptoms

If you do have Gonorrhea, then this can be treated with antibiotics. 

Be kind to yourself and others. Use protection and test often.

Own your sexual health, 

Doctor Sash


Did you know that many STI's don't have symptoms? If left untreated they can seriously damage your fertility, health and life.

If you’re unsure what to do or if you’re worried about an STI, we’re here to help with safe and easy tests you can do at home.

Don’t risk your health!


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Health

New Productivity Platform Launched for Primary Care
New Productivity Platform Launched for Primary Care

October 29, 2022

Well Revolution offers its virtual care platform, Plait, to power digital primary care and grow the productivity of healthcare practices.

Read More

Well Revolution emergency online doctor and pharmacy app in response to the impact of Covid-19 in New Zealand
Emergency Release of Well Revolution Online Doctor and Pharmacy App in Response to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Well Revolution has produced an early emergency release of its online doctor and pharmacy app in response to the impact of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Android and Apple iOS apps are now available for download. This emergency release includes the ability for doctors to create prescriptions remotely, and for you to choose your nearest pharmacy for pickup or home delivery.

Read More

endometriosis period pain symptoms

November 18, 2019

Endometriosis. Could you have it? If you experience pelvic pain, painful ovulation, fatigue, long or heavy bleeding, severe migraines, painful bowel movements, lower back pain, nausea, diarrhoea and pain during intercourse, you might. The good news is Endometriosis can be diagnosed and treated. Read on...

Read More