How to Treat Gonorrhea Video

Jane Bogart talks about the treatment for gonorrhea, which is also known as the Clap.
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Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection and as such is completely curable with antibiotics. Because it's often asymptomatic you can't always tell that you have it. In order to know that you have it you have to be tested so will you go to a medical provider, a family planning clinic and they will diagnose you with gonorrhea. And then they will prescribe an antibiotic. Antibiotics are very effective for curing gonorrhea. So you want to make sure however that you take the entire prescription of antibiotics. So they may prescribe for 10 days. You need to take it for all 10 days to in order to be sure that the bacterial infection is gone. If not you can still transmit, or you might still have the bacteria in your system and you can transmit it then to another partner. Often gonorrhea and chlamydia occur together. So if you are diagnosed for gonorrhea they will probably test you for chlamydia and they may prescribe an antibiotic for that. Usually it's the same antibiotic that will cure both of them. One very important thing to note is that although gonorrhea and chlamydia are completer curable with antibiotics, if left undiagnosed and untreated they can lead to infertility in both men and women. There are some strains of gonorrhea that might be a little bit more resistant to antibiotics so if your strain isn't responding to a certain antibiotic they might switch you over to another one. Again, really important that you take the entire course of medication and that you talk to your medical provider about any symptoms you might have.

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