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Gonorrhea - Sp10 #1

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

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