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Description:This 1976 poster discusses some of the pertinent facts associated with the diagnosis and transmission of the sexually-transmitted disease, gonorrhea, which is caused by the Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
How common is gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a very common infectious disease. CDC estimates that, annually, more than 700,000 people in the United States get new gonorrhea infections and less than half of these infections are reported to CDC. In 2010, 309,341 cases of gonorrhea were reported to CDC.

How do people get gonorrhea?

People get gonorrhea by having sex with someone who has the disease. “Having sex” means anal, vaginal, or oral sex. Gonorrhea can still be transmitted via fluids even if a man does not ejaculate. Gonorrhea can also be spread from an untreated mother to her baby during childbirth.

People who have had gonorrhea and have been treated may get infected again if they have sexual contact with a person infected with gonorrhea.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Joyce Ayers
Creation Date:1976
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Links:CDC – National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of STD Prevention; Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs): Gonorrhea
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