Gonorrhea

Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.

Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.

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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 bacterium

Gonorrhea has progressively developed resistance to the antibiotic drugs prescribed for treatment.

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Gonorrhea can be cured with the right medication. Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious health problems in both women and men.

Highlights

General Information

STI Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates in the United States: 1 in 5 people in the United States had an STI on any given day in 2018. These updated estimates provide the clearest picture to date of how common and costly STIs are in the United States. (January 25, 2021)

2020 Update to CDC’s Treatment Guidelines for Gonococcal Infection (December 17, 2020)

The State of STDs in the United States: This infographic highlights statistics for the three reportable STDs, as well as the populations most affected by these diseases, consequences of untreated STDs, and ways to prevent them. (April 13, 2021)

2015 STD Treatment Guidelines – Gonococcal Infections – Includes alternative treatment regimens and updated testing recommendations for gonococcal infections, as well as diagnosis, prevention, and special considerations. (June 4, 2015)

Antibiotic Resistance

Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP)

AR Investment Map This interactive tool shows CDC’s key investments to combat antibiotic resistance (AR), including resistant gonorrhea, across the nation.