The use of a condom is essential to protect yourself and your partners against STDs. If you have any concerns, you should have an STD screening test. In the event of an infection, make sure you follow the correct treatment and inform your sexual partners.

How is gonorrhea treated?

Gonorrhea can be treated using antibiotics. But the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics and a dual therapy made up of 2 antibiotics is strongly recommended.

Sciensano publishes two reports each year documenting the evolution of STDs in Belgium. The reports are based on data-collection networks.   

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