Infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria Gonorrhoeae that affects the genitals, anus, or throat.
5 Facts You Should Know
- It Tends to Affect the Young More Than the Old
This is likely because younger people are more likely to be sexually active with multiple partners in a shorter amount of time.
- Infected Body Fluids Through Direct Contact Will Spread the Disease
Gonorrhea is not something that can be caught by sitting on a public toilet seat. You can’t get it if you share a hot tub with someone who has an active infection.
- Men are More Likely to Experience Symptoms Than Women
It takes anywhere between 2 to 5 days for symptoms of gonorrhea to show up. Men are more likely to experience symptoms (yellow or green discharge and pain while urinating).
- Condoms Don’t Always Stop the Spread of Gonorrhea
It does not take an ejaculation by a man for gonorrhea to spread. Only contact with an infected area of the body is necessary during sexual intercourse for the STD to transfer.
- Up to 73% of Young People who have Gonorrhea Will get Another STD in 12 Months or Less
Those who receive an active gonorrhea infection seem to be more susceptible to future infections, even after the initial gonorrhea infection has been cured.