Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a germ that grows easily in warm, moist areas, such as the vagina, penis, mouth and anus.
Gonorrhea is a very common infectious disease. In the United States, about 700,000 people get gonorrhea each year. In Clark County there were 1,580 confirmed cases of gonorrhea in 2010.
Anyone who has sex can get gonorrhea. In the United States, the highest reported rates of infection are among teenagers, young adults and African Americans.
Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men.
The health district offers gonorrhea testing, treatment and assistance with partner notification. The cost for this service is $40. Visit the Sexual Health Clinic for more information.
Where can I get more information?
See your doctor, visit the Sexual Health Clinic webpages or call the Sexual Health Clinic at (702) 759-0702.
Updated on: August 2, 2018