Today we are going to take you on How you can get Gonorrhea. There many people out there askimg the possible ways someone can contact gonorrhea. the answer is not far fetch. The following are the different ways you can contact gonorrhea.
How do you get gonorrhea
Gonorrhea is transmitted through sexual contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus of an infected partner. Ejaculation does not have to occur for gonorrhea to be transmitted or acquired. Gonorrhea can also be spread perinatally from mother to baby during childbirth.
People who have had gonorrhea and received treatment may be reinfected if they have sexual contact with a person infected with gonorrhea.
Who should be tested for gonorrhea?
Any sexually active person can be infected with gonorrhea. Anyone with genital symptoms such as discharge, burning during urination, unusual sores, or rash should stop having sex and see a health care provider immediately.
Also, anyone with an oral, anal, or vaginal sex partner who has been recently diagnosed with an STD should see a health care provider for evaluation.
Some people should be tested (screened) for gonorrhea even if they do not have symptoms or know of a sex partner who has gonorrhea 1 Anyone who is sexually active should discuss his or her risk factors with a health care provider and ask whether he or she should be tested for gonorrhea or other STDs.
CDC recommends yearly gonorrhea screening for all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection.
People who have gonorrhea should also be tested for other STDs
How common is gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is a very common infectious disease. CDC estimates that approximately 820,000 new gonococcal infections occur in the United States each year, and more than half of these infections are detected and reported to CDC.1 CDC estimates that 570,000 of them were among young people 15-24