Gonorrhea is the #2 sexually transmitted infection in the United States and affects 800,000 people annually. The bacterial infection continues to spread because only 50% of people are tested and treated. Long term risks include: infertility, preterm (premature) labor and birth, and ectopic or tubal pregnancies for women, and arthritis and complications with the brain and heart in men.
Anyone engaged in unprotected sex is encouraged to be tested to avoid complications and the spread of this treatable bacterial infection.
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