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Oct 7, 2014

I have been tested for gonorrhea, culture shows no "N. Gonorrhea isolated", but N. Gonorrhea DNA is positive. Can I know the seriousness of this and if it is curable?

Response from Dr. Young


A positive DNA (PCR) test detects the presence of the gonorrhea genetic material, and hence is indicative of infection. The test is more sensitive than the culture, but still means you have a positive test and should be treated.

Usually, the preferred (and curative) treatment for gonorrhea is an injection of the antibiotic ceftriaxone.


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