Fact Sheet - Health conditions directory
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmissible infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoea. It is spread by sexual contact and can infect the urethra, anus, throat, cervix, uterus and even the eyes, potentially leading to serious complications.
Gonorrhoea notifications have increased in all states and territories. Gonorrhoea has increased in heterosexual women and men, as well as in men who have sex with men. There have been two cases of multi-drug resistant (MDR) gonorrhoea detected in Australia that are highly resistant to all of the antibiotics that have been in routine use to treat gonorrhoea.
Public health management guidelines
- Notification criteria for pathology laboratories (PDF, 55kB)
- List of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Public Health Unit contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form for Queensland clinicians (PHA S70) (PDF, 48kB) - if faxing notification, follow up by phone.
- Australian STI management guidelines - an online resource for primary care health professionals which provide concise information to support the prevention, testing, diagnosis, management and treatment of STIs.
Epidemiological data and reports
- View communicable diseases data for notifiable conditions in Queensland.
- Annual Surveillance Report – analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia produced by The Kirby Institute.