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What Is Gonorrhea?

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Gonorrhea is a common sexually-transmitted infection (STI), also called a sexually-transmitted disease (STD) and known by some as “the clap.” Gonorrhea is caused by a bacterium that likes warm, moist areas. It grows in the urethra in men and grows in a number of places in the reproductive tract of women.

Gonorrhea Symptoms

Most men infected with Gonorrhea experience a burning sensation when they urinate and sometimes a white, yellow or green discharge from the penis. Some men get painful or swollen testicles. Symptoms usually begin to appear anywhere from one to 14 days after being infected. Most women who are infected with gonorrhea don’t experience any symptoms at all.

Harm From Gonorrhea

If untreated, gonorrhea can cause very serious problems and permanent damage. Untreated gonorrhea can make both men and women sterile. In men, it can cause a painful condition called epididymitis which creates pus-filled sacs in the scrotum.

Dual Infection

It’s common for people infected with gonorrhea to also be infected with chlamydia, and vice-versa. You can get gonorrhea more than once if you have unprotected sex with someone who passes it to you.

Anonymous Gonorrhea Testing

The STD lab we recommend performs the medically-accepted standard test for gonorrhea to determine your gonorrhea test results. For a completely anonymous test, follow the instructions in our free guide to anonymous STD testing.

For more information on gonorrhea, refer to the Gonorrhea – CDC Fact Sheet from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Australia is Preparing for eXtensively Drug-Resistant Strains of Gonorrhea

Extensively Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Australia fully expects that the XDR strains of gonorrhea that have been identified in France, Japan and other places, will be arriving in Australia some time soon. The country is trying to plan now for what to do. For theClick here to read full article ›

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Porn Stars Get Free Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing and Treatment

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According to XBiz, an adult industry news source, Talent Testing Service, an STD and HIV testing service for adult entertainers and their managers, announced a partnership with UCLA for a sexual health study of gonorrhea and chlamydia. The tests willClick here to read full article ›

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Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Worries Health Officials

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea

A new strain of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is worrying health officials because there are no other drugs we now of right now to treat gonorrhea…. Click here to read full article ›

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Anonymous STD Testing How-To Guide

Anonymous STD Testing

Follow the instructions in this guide to anonymous STD testing to get an accurate and anonymous test for sexually-transmitted diseases and HIV. The guide shows you how to protect your identity and to destroy all evidence that you even had a test. You might be able to get anonymous treatment over the phone from a doctor, depending on the STDs for which you test positive…. Click here to read full article ›

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Utah Hit by Gonorrhea Epidemic — Up By 700+ Percent

Utah Gonorrhea Epidemic

A gonorrhea epidemic has hit Utah, a state known for its socially conservative attitudes and views that often align with the religious right. Without state funding to combat sexually-transmitted diseases that many other states budget for, Utah health officials are doing what they can to contain the 700 percent increase in cases among women between 2011 and 2015…. Click here to read full article ›

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Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Outbreak in Northern England

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Health care officials in northern England are trying to control an outbreak¬†of a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea. An outbreak control team has been sent by Public Health England to Leeds, where there have been 12 reported cases of thisClick here to read full article ›

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