think that contracting the HIV virus is the only danger in
having unprotected sex. However, STDs pose a very real threat.
Without treatment, STDs can be life threatening and increase
the risk of contracting HIV.
or gonorrhea testing
involves a simple blood test to see if the
gonorrhea bacteria is present.
symptoms are different for men and women, the most common
reported is a burning sensation while urinating, which leads
many people to write the condition off as a simple urinary tract infection.
the affected areas can be the urethra, the uterus, the cervix,
and the fallopian tubes. Symptoms may take anywhere from two
days to several weeks to appear and, although ultimately treatable,
gonorrhea may sometimes remain undetectable until symptoms
have become severe. Chlamydia
is often detected along with gonorrhea so both are commonly
treated at the same time.
treatments includes prescribed antibiotics. If untreated,
serious damage to the reproductive system can be a long-term
result along with increased risk of ectopic pregnancies and
pelvic inflammatory disease or PID.
best way to prevent gonorrhea is to abstain from intercourse.
If that is not an option, then make it a priority to find
out what you can about your partner's history. If someone
you have been intimate with has been diagnosed with gonorrhea
or thinks he or she might be infected with gonorrhea, it is
extremely important to go and get yourself examined.
If you are pregnant and you think there is a even a slight
chance you might have come into contact with this disease,
it is important to be treated. Gonorrhea can be spread to
the infant during child birth.
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