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What Are The Lasting Effects Of 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 and Long Term Effect

I have been infected with penile gonorrhea twice in my life. That was 15 years ago and couple of weeks back. How serious is this? Is it true that gonorrhea is like a "common flu" in sexually transmitted diseases? Unfortunately, both the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you get gonorrhea and you have it treated by a doctor, then there should be no long term consequences. You can get gonorrhea from someone performing oral sex on you if they have a gonococcal infection in their throat.RMK... Read more »

How long side effect will last?

I'm now taking Kaletra+Lamivudine+Tenofovir, side effect is diarrhea. I 'd like to know for how long does it last normally??...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A significant percentage of patients develop some degree (often modest) of loose stools/increased gas on a Kaletra based regimen. Often the gut seems to adjust and the problem diminishes. For persistant GI side effects interventions like calcium... Read more »

lasting effects of Videx after removing from regimen

Hello and thanks again for this valuable forum. I'd like to ask you if the side effects (specifically fat/muscle loss) of using Videx continue after the treatment has been stopped, i.e. once the fat/muscle deterioration process has begun it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Videx has not been identified as a major contributor to fat loss (partly because it hasn't been singled out in studies and often was used with Zerit which caused more problems). I haven't observed nor have I seen much on the issue of... Read more »

combivir and side effects, how long do they last?

I was recently exposed to HIV virus via a broken condom. I was prescribed combiver by an ER physcian within 72 hrs of exposure. I have many side effects from the medication like nausea, headaches, body rash, depression, dark circles under my eyes,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fortunately side effects from Combivir generally resolve quickly when the medication is stopped (within several days usually). KH... Read more »
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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 »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... 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 »

Long Lasting Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've had symptoms for about 41 days they started 5 weeks after exposure and started as a flu like thing but with severe congestion, low fever, diahrea, etc that lasted for 2 weeks and then turned intoa headache acompanied by a sore throat night... Read more »