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Gonorrhea

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Gonorrhea Testing

The CDC estimates that only half of the 820,000 cases of gonorrhea, also called “the clap,” are reported in the US annually. This STD is a very common infection that carries very few symptoms. Most men and women do not notice any complications, and women who do experience symptoms may mistake gonorrhea for bladder or urinary tract infections. Those typically affected are young adults, teenagers and African Americans who are sexually active. While the condition is curable and treatable with antibiotics, the consequences of waiting to diagnose and treat can be extensive.

Neglecting to detect, report and treat gonorrhea can lead to health concerns such as:

* Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in women

* Epididymitis in men

* Spread to blood/joints, which can be life-threatening

* Transmitted to a baby during childbirth

* Increased susceptibility to HIV

Read more facts about Gonorrhea from the CDC.

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