Man is found to have ‘worlds’ worst’ super-gonorrhoea

Randox Health

A man in the UK has this week been diagnosed with the world’s “worst-ever” case of super-gonorrhoea, which Public Health England say is not curable with first choice antibiotics.

Gonorrhoea is an infectious disease caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoea. It can be painful and can cause serious health problems. These can be as extreme as infertility, in both men and women. It is the second most common bacterial STI in the UK. Young men and women are affected most – the highest rates of gonorrhoea are seen in women aged 16-19 and men aged 20-24.

This case of super-gonorrhoea was initially treated with the main antibiotic treatment for gonorrhoea. This is a combination of azithromycin and ceftriaxone – but this failed to treat the disease. Analysis of the man’s infection however suggests one last antibiotic could work. He is currently being treated and doctors will see if it has been successful next month.

Fortunately, the current strain of gonorrhoea can still be treated with antibiotics – so it is important to get tested before it’s too late.


The Randox Health Sexual Health test checks for TEN different sexually transmitted infections! It includes gonorrhoea, simultaneously from a urine sample. Results are available within 7 days by telephone, electronically or in person at Randox Health Clinics.

If you are found to have an STI, treatment (specific antibiotic prescription) is available where applicable.

The Randox Health Sexual Health test is a 100% confidential! It is a private service which does not show on public medical records.

Or if you prefer to take the test from the privacy of your own home, you can avail of the world’s first and only home STI testing kit for 10 STIs – Confidante.

A completely private service, no appointment needed, and no waiting room delays. Order your kit online today:

Almost 10% of men and 3/4 of women with gonorrhoea have no symptoms, so even if you have no concerns about gonorrhoea, or any other STI – get tested. It’s not worth the risk.

To find out more, contact the Randox Health team: email or phone 0800 2545 130 because your health matters!