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How Does Gonorrhea Spread

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...www.cdc.gov/std/treatment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2006. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 2007. Hook EW III and Handsfield HH. Gonococcal infections in the adult. In: K. Holmes, P. Sparling, P. Markh et al (eds). Sexually Transmitted Diseases , 3rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999, 451-466. Weinstock H, Berman S, Cates W. Sexually...
Ask the Experts

Should I get tested?

About two-three weeks ago I had protected vaginal sex and received unprotected oral sex from a women I've met that night. Recently I noticed I've been having a soar throat with mild pain when I swallow and an enlarged lymph node on the right side...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...fellatio is not common (about 0.5 per 10,000 contacts). Your symptoms may be from gonorrhea which would be much more likely spread through oral sex.You should have yourself evaluated for GC and Chlamydia (and get an HIV and syphilis test while... Read more »

Is Levaquin still effective against Gonnorhea?

I recently tested positive for gonnorhea. The physician prescribed Levaquin. However, I read that the CDC advises not to use Levaquin for Chlymadia or Gonnorhea infections. Is the drug still effective against both of these infections? Thanks!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(CDC's) Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP) demonstrate that fluoroquinolone-resistant gonorrhea is continuing to spread and is now widespread in the United States. Consequently, fluoroquinolones are no longer recommended for the... Read more »

What is gonorrhea? Is it curable?

If your partner has had Gonorrhea and has been treated, does it re-occur (like herpes), or gone for good after treatment? I don't know that much about the disease. Please help.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infection can make its way into the bloodstream and cause a serious (and potentially fatal) complication called Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI). However, DGI is now a very rare complication in places where antibiotics are readily... Read more »

To all readers

Like you I have been in the same position of reading this forum thinking that I might have got HIV from a blowjob or giving cunnilingus. Over the past 10 years every time I put myself at little risk I freak out and start reading, and the end result...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(CDC's) Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP) demonstrate that fluoroquinolone-resistant gonorrhea is continuing to spread and is now widespread in the United States. Consequently, fluoroquinolones are no longer recommended for the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Holiday Sex Spreads Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea in UK

...treatments for gonorrhea in the United Kingdom, but most clinics use ciprofloxacin. For a treatment to effectively prevent the spread of gonorrhea it needs to clear the infection in at least 95 percent of patients. Ciprofloxacin no longer meets... Read more »
MyFabulousDisease.com

"The Clap" Is Becoming the Applause!

...and soon these drugs may not be a good choice." Untreated gonorrhea can also lead to serious problems in both sexes and can spread to the blood and joints -- a potentially life-threatening condition. Pregnant women can pass the disease onto... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Gonorrhea

...your baby's eyes by applying silver nitrate or other medicine to the eyes immediately after birth. Because of the risks from gonococcal infection to both you and your baby, health experts recommend that pregnant women have at least one test for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO Warns Gonorrhea Might Soon Become Untreatable

...implications to public health if gonorrhea becomes untreatable. "There is no place for complacency with the possible emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant gonorrhea," said Shin. "New treatments or alternative treatments for gonorrhea,... Read more »
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should i tell her

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...okay so i have this problem i am going to get std checked today and i know i have either claps or gonerreha but this is my problem i got it from my girlfriend(who i have a child with)should i tell her that she gave me an Read more »

Oral Sex...please respond!

Posted by vbguy1818, 2 Replies
Ok so I have given oral sex to a number of guys (I would say about 10) for the last two years. Ive always asked these guys if they are disease free. They all say yes. My question is what are the chances I could have contracted HIV or something. ... Read more »

Testes Pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is testicular pain a symtom of a recent hiv infection? it feels like one is twisted or something and it's been going on for a few days. my inner and outer thigh have also been hurting on the same side, I read that the thigh problem may be caused... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...months after exposure noticed a rash w/bumps behind the ears, and has developed into a chronic 1yr old mild itchy rash that has spread in a 4 inch wide ring around the front neck most notable after a hot shower. Most recently I have developed... Read more »