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