What Is It?

Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported bacterial STI.

How Do You Get It?

Sex (vaginal, oral, or anal) with infected person; contagious even without symptoms.


Most don’t know they are infected. Those who are sexually active need to be tested for these infections at least yearly. Symptoms can include pain when urinating or a discharge coming from the penis or vagina. Infection can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can cause severe abdominal pain and difficulty in getting pregnant.


Testing is performed through a vaginal, urethral, anal or throat swab or through a urine sample.


Can be treated with antibiotics. Treatment of infertility is expensive and not always successful.

More Information

For more information please visit: The CDC Gonorrhea Facts

If you think you may have Gonorrhea or another STI, please contact our testing clinic to schedule an appointment.