Dominic Garihan

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  1. 1. GonorrheaGonorrhea Dominic GarihanDominic Garihan 22ndnd PeriodPeriod November 12,2010November 12,2010
  2. 2. GonorrheaGonorrhea ►Definition:Definition: “A common treatable sexually“A common treatable sexually transmitted disease which primarily infectstransmitted disease which primarily infects the reproductive tract and which is causedthe reproductive tract and which is caused by the bacteriumby the bacterium Neisseria gonorrheaNeisseria gonorrhea.”.” (Dr.(Dr.ChangChang))
  3. 3. SymptomsSymptoms ►““Some men will be asymptomatic, but mostSome men will be asymptomatic, but most will experience urinary discomfort and awill experience urinary discomfort and a purulent urethral discharge.” (Chang)purulent urethral discharge.” (Chang) ►““In women, the disease is more likely to beIn women, the disease is more likely to be asymptomatic. Women with symptoms mayasymptomatic. Women with symptoms may have purulent vaginal discharge, urinaryhave purulent vaginal discharge, urinary discomfort, urethral discharge, lowerdiscomfort, urethral discharge, lower abdominal discomfort, or pain withabdominal discomfort, or pain with intercourse.” (Chang)intercourse.” (Chang)
  4. 4. How Do You Get It?How Do You Get It? ►““Causes:Causes: Bacterial infection throughBacterial infection through intercourseintercourse ►{ DR. Chang}{ DR. Chang}
  5. 5. How do you Prevent It?How do you Prevent It? ►““safe sex. This includes the use of barriersafe sex. This includes the use of barrier contraceptives, such as condoms, and thecontraceptives, such as condoms, and the avoidance of high-risk sexual behaviors.avoidance of high-risk sexual behaviors. Contact tracing is another important elementContact tracing is another important element to STD treatment. It notifies the patient’sto STD treatment. It notifies the patient’s sexual partners of their exposure tosexual partners of their exposure to gonorrhea or other STDs.” (Dr. Chang)gonorrhea or other STDs.” (Dr. Chang)
  6. 6. How do you Treat it?How do you Treat it? ►““Treatment for gonorrhea consists ofTreatment for gonorrhea consists of antibioticsantibiotics. With the development of. With the development of penicillin-resistant strains of gonorrhea,penicillin-resistant strains of gonorrhea, effective therapy relies on antibiotics toeffective therapy relies on antibiotics to which gonorrhea remains susceptible, suchwhich gonorrhea remains susceptible, such as ceftriaxone. In uncomplicated cases ofas ceftriaxone. In uncomplicated cases of gonorrheal infection, such as cervicitis, agonorrheal infection, such as cervicitis, a single dose is given.” (Dr.Chang)single dose is given.” (Dr.Chang)
  7. 7. JournalJournal ► What I know about STD’S is that they can kill you if you don’t get it checked and it isn'tWhat I know about STD’S is that they can kill you if you don’t get it checked and it isn't good for your body. To prevent this happening to you use “Protection” so that you don’tgood for your body. To prevent this happening to you use “Protection” so that you don’t get STD’S but it doesn't always works. But this diseases some of them you don’t die fromget STD’S but it doesn't always works. But this diseases some of them you don’t die from it but also most of them you do die but you just have to be careful what you do and knowit but also most of them you do die but you just have to be careful what you do and know what you do before you do it.what you do before you do it.
  8. 8. Works CitedWorks Cited ►Chang, Anne Lynn S. "Gonorrhea."Chang, Anne Lynn S. "Gonorrhea." MagillsMagills Medical GuideMedical Guide. Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges,. Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 4th rev. ed. 5 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem4th rev. ed. 5 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2008.Press, 2008. Salem HealthSalem Health Web. 12 Nov.Web. 12 Nov. 2010.2010.

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