//Gonorrhea – Quick Facts

Gonorrhea – Quick Facts

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  • Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
  • In the United States, about 700,000 people get gonorrhea each year.
  • Gonorrhea is spread through contact with the penis, vagina, mouth or anus.
  • Ejaculation does not have to occur to get or give gonorrhea.
  • Gonorrhea can be passed from an infected mother to her baby during delivery.
  • Anyone who has sex can get gonorrhea.
  • Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men.
  • People with gonorrhea can more easily contract HIV.
  • HIV-infected people with gonorrhea are more likely to spread HIV to someone else.
  • Several antibiotics can cure gonorrhea. However, drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea are increasing and successful treatment of gonorrhea is becoming more difficult.
  • Stop having sex and see a doctor immediately if you think you might have gonorrhea.

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Updated on: August 2, 2018