Genito-urinary (GU) infections

Note: For specialist advice and contact tracing following the diagnosis / suspicion of a sexually transmitted infection call 0141 211 8130 (Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16.30). Refer to any Sandyford hub on a "walk in" basis if acute symptomatic suspected sexually transmitted infection including: genital and/or rectal discharge or pain or male dysuria, acute genital ulceration, pelvic pain, acute symptomatic syphilis. Consultant GUM referral at Sandyford Central / Sandyford Renfrewshire for on-going management if: recurrent vaginal discharge / candida, recurrent herpes, non-responding warts, positive syphilis serology. Any sexually transmitted disease occurring in pregnancy requires specialist referral. Tetracyclines and quinolones are contraindicated in pregnancy. For all GU infection treatment guidelines see primary care guidelines on the Sandyford website (

For the management of pelvic inflammatory disease see here.


Guideline reviewed: March 2022

Page updated: March 2022