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Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea? How common is gonorrhea? How do people get gonorrhea? Who is at risk for gonorrhea? What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea? What are the complications of gonorrhea? How does gonorrhea affect a pregnant woman and her baby? How is gonorrhea diagnosed? What is the treatment for gonorrhea? How can gonorrhea be prevented? Where can I get more information? Sources What is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a sexually...
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gonorrhea and hiv (HIV AND GONORRHEA)

Hi Dr RobertFirst of all, i would like to congratulate you and this site for this wonderful work. Second, i'd like to say that i am sorry for my poor english. I am from Brazil and i am not very fluent, but i will try hard.I'm worried...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Brazil-Guy,Your concerns are largely unwarranted. Gonorrhea can be transmitted via oral sex quite easily and efficiently. HIV, by comparison, cannot. In fact it's quite difficult to transmit HIV via oral sex, particularly via the receptive... Read more »

gonorrhea

If gonorrhea is left untreated will the immune system deal with the infection? therefore no anitbiotics are required?...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
If left untreated, gonorrhea can cause serous complications, including pelvic inflammatory disease in women and epididymitis (part of the testicles) in men. It can also travel through the blood stream and affect heart valves. Don't let it go... Read more »

How gonorrhea / chlamydia discharges look like?

About one month ago, I had a erotic massage performed on me which involved direct genital contact (but no penetration). Since then, I am very scared about having contracted a STD.Twice, after one week and after one month, I had two unusual...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It would be unwise and unethical for me to guess what is going on with you, especially after you had visited and talked with your doctor. My instinct is to trust his/her opinion before mine. In terms of your risk for HIV infection, please refer to... Read more »

Use of Keflex for Oral Gonorrhea

I am currently taking Keflex for strep throat however it's not getting any better. I was possible exposed to gonorrhea a few weeks ago. It is possible I could have oral gonorreha/chlamydia and would Keflex eventually kill it off?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Keflex and other oral antibiotics of this class are not reliable for treatment of pharyngeal (throat) gonorrhea and will not treat chlamydia. DW... Read more »
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Mugged and attacked, please help

Posted by fortytwo42, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I'm a 23 year old woman from South Africa. Last night I was mugged by a man who attacked me. After the incident I realized my finger cuticle was bleeding. I'm not sure if, during the struggle, I made him bleed. My cut was about 3-4mm... Read more »

Attacked by some crazy guys. Now worried a lot.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last night, when I was taking a walk on a street's sidewalk with my husband, I was hit by some fluid bag on my naked left arm, which was thrown out from a driving car passing us. The guys laughed crazily after they hit me using that fluid bag and... Read more »

HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
I'm starting to post more here, and hope I'm not bothering anyone by it. I'm just looking to get further educated.

Anyways, my 33 year old boyfriend is pos and I who am 27 are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hace 4 semanas tuve una relacin por sexo oral en la que no hubo eyaculacin, en realidad no fue continua porque dud mucho hasta que finalmente me arrepent y cort. Algo de presemen qued en mi mano y ah tom conciencia del riesgo y me entr el pnico!!!!... Read more »