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Collage of couples. Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.

Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.

  • If they occur, symptoms in men and women vary depending on what part of the body is infected: Gonorrhea can affect the anus, eyes, mouth, genitals, or throat.
  • This disease can impact a woman’s ability to have children if left untreated.

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New Treatment Guidelines for Gonorrhea: Antibiotic Change - CDC expert commentary featuring Dr. Robert Kirkcaldy (August 13, 2012)

Update to CDC’s 2010 Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines: Oral Cephalosporins No Longer Recommended Treatment for Gonococcal Infections – MMWR August 10, 2012 (August 9, 2012)

> Audio Podcast - Dr. Robert Kirkcaldy, lead author, discusses updates to CDC’s gonorrhea treatment guidelines in this three minute audio podcast.
> Press Release - Media announcement about updated gonorrhea treatment guidelines, includes quotes from NCHHSTP leadership
> Media fact sheet   - Details changes to updated gonorrhea treatment, gonorrhea trends, and call to action

Cephalosporin-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae Public Health Response Plan (August 9, 2012)

Updated Gonorrhea Clinical Training: (August 9, 2012)

> Self-Study Module for Clinicians
> Ready-to-use Module for Clinical Educators


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