Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.
- If they occur, symptoms in men and women vary depending on what part of the body is infected: Gonorrhea can affect the anus, eyes, mouth, genitals, or throat.
- This disease can impact a woman’s ability to have children if left untreated.
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Recent Press Coverage about Drug Resistant Gonorrhea (May 8, 2013)
What You Need to Know About Gonorrhea - Video by Dr. Monica Patton, Medical Officer in the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, summarizes the important facts that you need to know about gonorrhea, including information on the number of people infected with gonorrhea each year, how it is spread, symptoms of the infection, and treatment. (April 30, 2013)
Doxycycline and Tetracycline Shortage Update (March 1, 2013)
Cephalosporin-Resistant Gonorrhea in North America - JAMA editorial by Robert D. Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH (January 9, 2013)