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My partner knew she has gonerrhea and without telling me passed on to me. What can I do I’m sure she’s given to other men before we left bc we in Ontario now

Hi, and thanks for writing in with your question


The most important thing is for you to make sure you get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to ensure that you take the treatment as a contact to a gonorrhea infection. It’s important to wait for 7 days after you take the treatment before having sex with anyone to ensure the infection is completely gone.


If you are still with your partner, it is also important that she also took the treatment for the gonorrhea infection. Even if you both took the treatment, waiting for 7 days before having sex again is important to make sure the infection doesn’t persist and continue to go back and forth between the two of you.


With regards to possible other partners, the testing provider will have had a conversation with your partner about informing any additional partners to get tested and treated. There is nothing you need to do on her behalf.


If you had a positive gonorrhea result from your testing, then the doctor or nurse that did your tests should have a conversation with you about informing any of your other partners from the previous 2 months as well.


Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns.
Health Nurse

This answer was posted on September 11, 2019

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