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Gonorrhea Presentation

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on 1 June 2012

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Transcript of Gonorrhea Presentation

TREAT GONORRHEA? As soon as you suspect that you have gonorrhea, and you show symptoms, you should seek medical help.
To diagnose gonorrhea, a doctor or nurse takes a sample from the area that is likely affected, or a urine sample is taken. It is then sent to a labratory.
Strong antibiotics can be successful in curing gonorrhea. In both adults and adolescents, antibiotics are used for treatment.
It is important that you take the medication that the doctor gives you.
However, a drug-resistant gonorrhea is becoming more common in many countries including the United States, and Canada. Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted disease in North America with the first being chlamydia. DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? More Than half of the cases of gonorrhea are unreported. This is mainly because people are embarassed about sexually transmitted diseases. Also, most people don't realize that they have it. DID YOU KNOW? Between 30% and 40% of women don't show any symptoms until permanent damage is done. SAFE... If you only have oral or anal sex? If you use condoms? An antibiotic called "Generic Amocicillin" is used to treat gonorrhea. HOW DO YOU AVOID INFECTION? The best way to avoid gonorrhea is abstinence.
When used correctly, the use of latex condoms reduces the risk of getting gonorrhea.
Refrain having sex with high-risk partners.
It's best to have one sexual partner that has been tested for gonorrhea. The more sexual partners you have, the higher the risk you have of getting gonorrhea. WHAT IS
GONORHEA? Having only oral or anal sex does not prevent you from getting gonorrhea.
Since the bacteria grows in warm moist areas, you can get an infection in your throat if you have oral sex with someone that has gonorrhea.
If you only have anal sex, you could get gonorrhea in your anus. Although you are safer with a condom, condoms aren't 100% effective.
Latex condoms are the most safe. However, the bacteria can be in places that the condom doesn't cover.
If the condom tears, you could get gonorrhea. If that occurs, you should go to a doctor as soon as possible. HOW DOES GONORRHEA
AFFECT MEN? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease where a bacteria called “Neisseria gonorrhoeae” grows and multiplies in moist, warm areas of the reproductive tract.
In females, these areas include the cervix, the uterus, and the fallopian tubes.
For both women and men, the bacterium grows in the urethra. In addition, it can grow in the mouth, throat, eyes and anus.
Ejaculation doesn't have to occur for gonorrhea to be transmitted. WHAT DOES
IT LOOK LIKE? DID YOU KNOW? 20% of men that have intercourse with women who have gonorrhea, get gonorrhea.
50% of women that have intercourse with men that have gonorrhea, get gonorrhea Usually, men show symptoms between the first 14 days of getting gonorrhea.
However, some men show no symptoms at all. This is why gonorrhea is extremely dangerous. It is hard to realize that you have gonorrhea before permanent damage is done.
When symptoms do occur they include: - burning during urination -a yellow, white, or green discharge from the penis - swollen and painful testicles HOW DOES GONORRHEA AFFECT WOMEN? Most women don't show any symptoms, especially in the early stages of gonorrhea.
When symptoms do occur they include: - a burning sensation during urination - more frequent urination - swelling and redness of the genitals - yellowish vaginal discharge - bleeding between menstrual cycles - pain during sex - heavy bleeding during periods Gonorrhea can cause epididymitis, which is a painful condition of the ducts attached to the testicles that may lead to infertility.
Gonorrhea can spread to the blood or joints. This can result in death.
In addition, people who have gonorrhea are more likely to get HIV which leads to AIDS and an inevitable death. IF IT DOESN'T GET TREATED... IF IT GOES UNTREATED... Women can get PID (pelvic inflamatory disease).
This can lead to ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that occurs somewhere other than the womb. Ex. The fallopian tube), infertility, and chronic pelvic pain. THE END OTHER SYMPTOMS FOR BOTH WOMEN AND MEN MAY INCLUDE... - irritation or discharge from the anus (from anal sex) - sore throat ( from oral sex) - irritation and redness in the eyes
You should talk to all your sexual partners so that they can be tested.
If you have any symptoms, you should stop having sex until you are either tested and told you don't have it or treated and cured. Gonorrhea is not like chicken pox. If you get it once and treat it, you could still get it again. ANOTHER PROBLEM...
Women can give gonorrhea to their baby during delivery as it goes through through the birth canal.
Pregnant women should get tested for gonorrhea because if they get treated before the baby is born, it reduces the baby's risk of getting it.
If the baby does get it, it may result in blindness, joint infection or a blood infection which can be fatal.
If the baby gets gonorrhea it is hard to tell. This is because it may appear to be a different type of disease.
One symptom is mucus in the eyes.
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