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  • 1. By: Steven Releford
  • 2.  
  • 3. What is Gonorrhea?
    • STD
    • Bacterial infection of the male urethra & female urethra and/or cervix
    • Referred to as the “clap”, “drip”, or “GC”
  • 4. What causes Gonorrhea?
    • caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    • Can be spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex
    • Can be spread from pregnant mothers to newborns during birth
    • Can infect a person more than 1 time
  • 5. Symptoms of Gonorrhea
    • Commonly shows no symptoms in women
    • Most common areas infected: throat, anus, urethra, and rectum
    • Incubation period: 2-5 days until symptoms develop
  • 6. Diagnosis
    • Sex with multiple partners
    • Sex with a high-risk partner
    • Unprotected sex
    • Lab tests confirm infection through samples of fluid from infected areas
  • 7. Treatment
    • Treated with antibiotics
    • Avoid sexual contact for 7 days
  • 8. Prevention
    • Practice safe sex
    • Discuss STDs with your partner before sex
    • Avoid sexual contact if you or your partner has an STD
  • 9. Statistics
    • 2008: 336,742 cases of gonorrhea
    • Rate of 111.6 per 100, 000
  • 10. Statistics, cont’d
    • ‘04-’08: increase in gonorrhea rates among 15-24 yr olds
    • Decrease in rates among 24-44 yr olds