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What Are Complications Of Untreated Gonorrhea

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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

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 »

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
Thank you for your question. Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that is primarily spread through vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse and giving oral sex. When symptoms are present, they generally begin 2 to 7 days after infection, but it may... Read more »

Gonorrhea in the throat

In one of your answers you said, "For example, if you give a man oral sex, and that man has gonorrhea, you could get infected with gonorrhea in the throat, whether the man ejaculates or not. Gonorrhea can cause a discharge that can be very...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. If you give a person oral sex, and that person has Gonorrhea, you can get the infection in your throat. Although this infection can be transmitted to the throat when giving oral sex to a woman, there is a greater... Read more »

Untreated HIV 2yrs

My son has HIV and has gone untreated for 2yrs. Can this turn into full blown Aids? Also he has facial lesions over his eyebrows and chin is this part of HIV. He weighs about 130lbs and gets cold very quick in the house with the AC on. I am a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.It's really good to hear of a parent raising concerns for their child's health and HIV.Yes, untreated HIV can lead to AIDS complications. HIV treatment (antiretroviral medications) is now recommended in the US... Read more »
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Suffering unknowingly from untreated STDs

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Untreated PCP

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I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

Chlamydia/Gonorrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys, I have got a question about chlamydia/gonorrhea. About FOUR years ago I had sex with (3) prostitutes. I have already been tested -ive for HIV and syphilis. Do you think there's a chance I've been infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea? I... Read more »

Gonorrhea Affecting CD4 & Viral Load Count

Posted by jjdietz, 3 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with gonorrhea last Saturday. I was given a shot and I'm taking medication. I'm feeling alot better, but I have to finish my medication for another week.

As of April, 2012, my CD4 count was over 2,000 and my viral load was less... Read more »