Essay about Gonorrhea: Aids and Unnoticed …continued… Men

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Gonorrhea
By: Keana Carter & Ashley Brown

Gonorrhea:
 Gonorrhea- a sexually transmitted bacterial
infection that tends to attack the mucous
membranes of the body. It is the second most
common STD in the U.S.
 It does not always cause symptoms.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/155653.php

How to Prevent from
spreading?
 Inform your partner(s) of the infection.
 Don’t have sex until treatment is complete.
 Be sure your partner(s) are tested before having sex again.
 Once you are cured & start having sex again, use female or
latex condoms every time you have vaginal or anal
intercourse.
 Use a condom or dental dam for oral sex.

Forms of protection &
testing
Forms of Protection
 Use female condom
 Use male condom
 Practice safe sex routinely
 Minimize sex partners

Testing
Gonorrhea tests involve testing a sample of body fluid to see if the
gonorrhea bacteria are present.
 Antibiotics are available; dose of generic 400mg cefixime

Symptoms:
WOMEN:
 Greenish/yellowish/whitish discharge from vagina
 Lower abdominal pain or pelvic pain
 Burning while urinating
 Conjunctivitis (red itchy eyes)
 Bleeding between periods
 Spotting after intercourse
 Burning in throat (due to oral sex)


Sometimes symptoms are so mild, they go unnoticed

…Continued…
MEN:
 Greenish/yellowish/whitish discharge from penis
 Burning while urinating
 Burning in throat (due to oral sex)
 Painful or swollen testicles
 Usually appear 2-14 days after infection

Consequences if not treated
Women
 Bacteria can spread to reproductive tract
 Spread to blood stream & infect joints, heart valves, or the brain.
 Can cause PID, cause scar tissue in the fallopian tubes. (tubal pregnancy)
 HIV infection increases
 Pelvic inflammatory disease

Men
 Sterility
 Swollen testicles
 Gonorrhea spreading to blood & joints causing disease; can become terminal.
livinghealthy360.com/index.php/understanding-the-potential-consequences-of-untreated-gonorrhea53691/

Statistics
 Gonorrhea is a very common STD
 820,000 people in the