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What Are Complications Of Untreated Gonorrhea

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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

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 »

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
...untreated, there is a chance the infection can spread into the bloodstream, causing a rare serious complication called "Disseminated Gonococcal Infection". Some antibiotics that work for genital or rectal Gonorrhea, will not work adequately... Read more »

Long-term HIV complications

I am responding to Kyle's question to Dr. Daar about his many complications from long-term HIV drugs and infection. I am a long-term survivor, over twenty-five years. We survivors are rare. All of my HIV-positive friends are dead. I have been...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I am glad to hear that you are feeling well.Best,Eric Read more »

Statistics for complications of C-section/ruptured membranes

Are there any statistics on the rate of complications of a c-sect. in HIV positive women? How about statistics in positive women who may experience ruptured membranes during L & D?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...issues have been addressed through several cohort studies, as well as several retrospective case-control studies. Potential complications of C-section include hemorrhage, post-partum fever, and wound infection. Generally, these and other... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...doxycycline taken orally. Note: treat sexual partners even if they have no symptoms. Avoid sex until treatment is completed. Gonorrhea A bacterial infection that is sexually transmitted. Pus-like discharge from cervix; lower... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Complications and Emerging Connections

...fever, malaise (generally feeling ill), and a rash. Remember that oral sex also spreads disease. Gonorrhea can infect the throat and herpes sores on the mouth can spread to the genitals. Drug-resistant gonorrhea has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Double-Edged Sword: Long-Term Complications of ART and HIV

... The success of highly active antiretroviral therapy, HAART, has been evident for 15 years. Such long-term therapy can have complications though, especially when compounded by co-morbid conditions such as ageing and smoking. In recent years... Read more »
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More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
If you guys can please help asses my situation, it would be much appreciated. I only took 2 tests both were done the same day. 13 days post exposer I took a Rapid Antibody test, as well as a NAAT or DNA test. The Rapid came back negative, which I... Read more »

My exposure was a bit complicated, HELP!!

Posted by questions, 3 Replies
I am a gay guy and yesterday I had sex with a guy I met, I didn't suck him or anything, he sucked me though the only thing I did was fingering him in the anus, however after I pulled my finger out, and right after I did I saw blood coming out of... Read more »

Can't Get No Satisfaction

Posted by dotman32, 6 Replies
So I went to a black tie fundraiser last night for the local GLBT health center. Literally 1000+ guys. And I couldn't get laid. Or perhaps I should say, I didn't feel as though I could. And I haven't in general. Since being diagnosed in... Read more »

Lymph Node Removal Complications

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 4 Replies
...I had a lymph node removed from my groin on May 6th, initially, I had no complications. The incision site looks great, no redness, no signs of infection. There is mild swelling directly under the incision, to Read more »