What is gonorrhea
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat. It is spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex with someone who has gonorrhea.
How can I reduce my risk of getting gonorrhea
Abstinence from vaginal, anal or oral sex is the only way to avoid STDs, but if you are sexually active, the following are things to lower the chances of contracted gonorrhea:
- Be in a long-term monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and has negative STD test results;
- Use latex condoms correctly each time you have sex
Gonorrhea causes ?
Gonorrhea STD is a bacterial infection caused by a pathogen called “Neisseria Gonorrhoeae” The most common site of this bacterial infection is the urinary tract, but there are possibilities of different site of infection as well, e.g., rectum, throat, or eyes.
Gonorrhea VS Chlamydia
These two STDs are very similar in their type of infection and symptoms that a patient will experience. The type of infection for these two is a bacterial infection, but with different kinds of bacteria and different incubation periods (2-30 days for gonorrhea and 14-21 days for chlamydia). Its symptoms are very similar as well since both of them will usually cause a urinary tract infection and often come together through unprotected sex.