Sexually active women younger than 25 years or women with new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has an STD should be tested every year.
Gonorrhea has progressively developed resistance to the antibiotic drugs prescribed for treatment.
De-Duplication Guidance for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Laboratory Reports(https://www.cdc.gov/std/laboratory/de-duplication-guidance-june2016.pdf) - This document contains background and guidance on the timeframe that jurisdictions should use to de-duplicate their gonorrhea and chlamydia laboratory reports before reporting these cases to CDC.(June 17, 3016)
2015 STD Treatment Guidelines - Gonococcal Infections(https://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/gonorrhea.htm) - Includes alternative treatment regimens and updated testing recommendations for gonococcal infections, as well as diagnosis, prevention, and special considerations. (June 4, 2015)
STD Surveillance Case Definitions(https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/casedefinitions-2014.pdf) - Includes updated definitions for Gonorrhea and Syphilis effective January 1, 2014 (December 10, 2013)
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