WANTED: GONORRHEA

By: Jackson Peddy

Bacterium Neisseria Gonorrhoeae(STD)

Where it has been seen and how to avoid it:
Gonorrhea can grow easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes in women, and in the urethra in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.
What to do to stay away from suspect:
  • Always use latex condoms during sexual activity.
  • Have sex with only one partner who has sex only with you.
  • Have regular checkups for sexually transmitted diseases.
How it attacks:
transmitted through contact with an infected vagina, penis, anus, or mouth. It is spread through semen or vaginal fluids during unprotected sexual contact with a partner who has gonorrhea. Touching infected sex organs, like the vagina or penis, and then touching your eyes can also cause an eye infection.
How do you know you have been attacked:
  • Painful or frequent urination.
  • Anal itching, discomfort, bleeding, or discharge.
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge.
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding during or after sex or between periods.
  • Genital itching.
  • Irregular menstrual bleeding.
  • Lower abdominal (belly) pain.
  • Fever and general tiredness.
  • Swollen and painful glands at the opening of the vagina.
  • Painful sexual intercourse.
  • Sore Throat(rare).
  • Pinkeye(rare)
If you experience any of these things you may have been attacked
Other things you might want to know about the subject:

1.Gonorrhea is ranked number two amongst most commonly reported STDs in the United States.

2.Gonorrhea affects people of all ages, and races.

3.Transmission may occur even in the absence of ejaculation and can also be spread congenitally to an infant from the mother during childbirth.

4.Gonorrhea is also known as “the “clap” or “drip”.

5.The bacteria is not limited to only affecting the general genital area, it can spread to the rectum, eyes, throat, other organs, and body tissue that the bacteria comes contact with.

Even though gonorrhea is curable if treated early, the consequences of not treating the disease will result in severe medical complications.


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