DOH Releases Medical Advisory on New Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines

On March 17, 2021, Hawai`i DOH released a medical advisory on the revised CDC treatment guidelines for gonorrhea. This advisory highlights the change in recommendation from a combination therapy of intramuscular ceftriaxone and oral azithromycin to a single, higher-dose of intramuscular ceftriaxone.

Clinical consultations are available to healthcare providers
For providers who seek further advice, a clinical consultation may be requested:
-By calling the DOH STI/HIV Clinic at (808) 733-9281 (press #2), Monday–Friday, 9:30 AM–3:30PM (except state holidays)
-By going online and requesting a consultation from the National Network of Prevention Training Centers

Providers to report gonorrhea in a timely manner
Cases of gonorrhea infection should be reported to DOH within 3 days of working diagnosis. For information on reporting and to download DOH case reports, click here.

The Hawai`i DOH thanks our local healthcare providers in their dedication to public health prevention and treatment!