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.
Gonorrhea can be cured with the right medication. Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious health problems in both women and men.
The State of STDs in the United States: This *customizable* infographic highlights statistics for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, as well as the populations most affected by these STDs, consequences when left untreated, and ways to prevent them. (September 26, 2017)
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)
STD Surveillance Case Definitions – Includes updated definitions for Gonorrhea and Syphilis effective January 1, 2014 (December 10, 2013)
Changes to Gonorrhea and Syphilis Case Definitions: Program Impact) (January 16, 2014)
De-Duplication Guidance for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Laboratory Reports – 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)
AR Investment Map This interactive tool shows CDC’s key investments to combat antibiotic resistance (AR), including resistant gonorrhea, across the nation.
Antimicrobial-Resistant Gonorrhea Infographics (July 14, 2016)
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