UK national guideline for the management of gonorrhoea in adults, 2011

Int J STD AIDS. 2011 Oct;22(10):541-7. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011267.


The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) UK gonorrhoea guideline has been updated in 2011. It offers advice on diagnosis, treatment and health promotion for anogenital and pharyngeal gonorrhoea. Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) are now being used more for diagnosis and are increasing detection rates in the pharynx and rectum. First line treatment using ceftriaxone with azithromycin is now advised, along with routine test of cure (TOC). The aim is to slow the spread of resistant gonorrhoea now that fewer antibiotics remain effective. A patient information leaflet has been developed.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Azithromycin / therapeutic use*
  • Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use*
  • Disease Management
  • Female
  • Gonorrhea / diagnosis*
  • Gonorrhea / drug therapy*
  • Gonorrhea / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / drug effects
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / genetics
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques / methods
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / drug therapy


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Azithromycin