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What Is Gonorrhea

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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? ...
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oral sex and gonorrhea

Is it possible to get gonorrhea by receiving oral sex or do I have to perform to catch the STD?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yep! In addition to gonorrhea, there are a number of other STDs that can be transmitted by oral sex -- both getting and giving. These include syphilis, herpes, Read more »

gonorrhea and hiv (HIV AND GONORRHEA)

Hi Dr RobertFirst of all, i would like to congratulate you and this site for this wonderful work. Second, i'd like to say that i am sorry for my poor english. I am from Brazil and i am not very fluent, but i will try hard.I'm worried because i had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Brazil-Guy,Your concerns are largely unwarranted. Gonorrhea can be transmitted via oral sex quite easily and efficiently. HIV, by comparison, cannot. In fact it's quite difficult to transmit Read more »

Gonorrhea issue

Hi there , i have a question ,i recently had sexual intercourse with a {working girl}in thailand and the condom broke during intercourse. its five days later and im having the exact symptoms of Gonorrhea. (yellow puss from penis,hurts to urinate and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Because you are symptomatic now, there is no reason to wait two weeks for your STD screen. You'll need to be checked for gonorrhea, chlamydia and NGU. Regarding gonorrhea, norfloxacin may not adequately treat it. Over the past five years,... Read more »

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 times it was...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...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 »
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A New Super Villain: Gonorrhea?

...Scotland, Catherine Ison, a microbiologist with the Health Protection Agency in London, reported that the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae has become multi-drug resistant and threatens to make the STI more and more difficult to treat. Gonorrhea... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO Warns Gonorrhea Might Soon Become Untreatable

...Health Organization met with public health experts to devise an action plan for addressing the growing threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea. Improper use of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea has resulted in resistance to first-line medicines, said... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ontario Researchers Look at Gonorrhea in the Throat

...and Bennett. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2005. P. 2514-2529. PHAC. Gonococcal infections. Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections . 2008. Available at: ... 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 »
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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 Read more »

clap

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can symptoms of chlaymydia or gonnerhea show up 5 months after a possible exposure? Also I know that there are window periods for Hiv, what about these STDS? I was tested for chlymydia and gonn 2 weeks after possible exposure, would they have been... Read more »

WONDERING.. Doctors not answering

Posted by Allen, 3 Replies
...I'm was wondering if male can also have UTI.. and so I was tested form chlamydia and gonorrhea.. took the pills and still having discharge from penis. What could it be? Read more »

Dissapointed

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
...someone might get maybe a triple, or even quadrouple infection from a single exposure??? Its looking increasingly like I got The Clap, and Syph from 2 minutes of a single exposure....so what are my chances of having got everything else as... Read more »