What Happens If You Don't Treat Gonorrhea

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...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...
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hi doc Bob,it's me again, the brazil-guy. Thank you very much for your answer for my first question. It indeed encouraged me to write more and more in English, hehe... the only problem is i didn't understand the expression: "setting the bar...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested negative for HIV-1, HIV-2 and p24 one month ago is very encouraging. What you and your girlfriend need to do now is get treated for gonorrhea and then repeat your HIV test three months from the last time you had unprotected sex. Use... Read more »


Dr. Bob:I have now made an anonymous donation to your cause. I am hoping you could relieve my worries.In late June of this year, I was in South America and after a drunk night out with friends, we went clubbing and picked up some escorts.My escort...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Terrified,The symptoms you describe and the timeframe of their onset are not consistent with gonorrhea. Azithromycin can be used to treat bacterial infections other than gonorrhea. (In fact it is not a first-line treatment for gonorrhea. It's... Read more »

Throat Gonorrhea and HIV risk

Hi Dr BobThanks for your answer regarding oral sex, poppers and alcohol from a few days ago. I was diagnosed after the two sex encounters with throat gonorrhea and treated with antibiotics. Just a quick follow-up question as the more I delve into...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested at the three-month mark. The odds remain all in your favor that you did not contract HIV from oral sexperiences. Finally, don't be totally turned off to sex! Just be informed about its realities as well as its limitless pleasures.Good... Read more »

Oral Sex and PEP / Confirmed Exposure

Hi Dr. Bob. Thank you so much for your work, we all appreciate it very much. Last night, I drank heavily and I don't remember all the details perfectly but I had a protected sex 3 times with a sex worker in Thailand. She told me that she is HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...increases the risk and might lead to a recommendation for PEP.As for gonorrhea, this STD does not clear up on its own and should be treated promptly and aggressively. Untreated gonorrhea can lead to nasty complications. An active STD, such as... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more... Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Gonorrhea -- Easy to Read

...The disease is caused by bacteria. Gonorrhea may infect the cervix (mouth of the womb), urethra, mouth, or rectum. It can be treated and cured by antibiotics. However, taking antibiotics will not protect you from getting gonorrhea again. Q.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

...drug-resistant gonorrhea. For this reason, the CDC recommends the use of other antibiotics by men who have sex with men for treatment of gonorrhea. Why Do People With HIV Take Cipro? Cipro is used for a wide range of bacterial infections. It... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...oral sex carries a small butreal risk. Tips for Safer Oral Sex Oral sex is more risky if you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things... Read more »
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vaginal discharge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was diagnosed with gonorrhea about a month ago. I was treated and retested. The retest came back as undetected. I have also gone in for a full STD testing. I won't know the results until Read more »

Im back and Im confused

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...went thru the hell Im sure many of you are familiar with. I had a high risk expos' Mar 7th 2006 contract GN (Clap) got that treated but shortly after finishing first course of antibiotics a persistant fever, rash and return of aching privates... Read more »

Denying reality w/unsafe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...about my sex habits. I would think it likely that I have infected someone else, maybe more than one person. I have herpes (treat/control it with Famvir), I've had syphilis, gonorrhea, anal warts, etc, all treated. I thought I could at least... Read more »

Even more dissapointed!

Posted by rufenough, 3 Replies
...Well, I get my 8 week results on Thursday...already had the claptreated, nearly 80% sure the syphiilis will come back pos (cos of the awful rash I have had).......and still sweating like hell over Read more »
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