Who is recommended to have screening for gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis?

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Annual screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia is recommended for teenagers and women aged 25 years and younger who are sexually active and for women older than 25 years if they have risk factors. Teenagers and women also should be tested for syphilis if they are at high risk of this STD.

Who is recommended to have screening for gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis?2019-03-30T22:49:47+00:00

How can diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis be prevented?

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You can take steps to avoid getting gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis. These safeguards also help protect against other STDs: Use a condom. Both male and female condoms are sold over-the-counter in drug stores. They help protect against STDs. Limit your sexual partners. The more sexual partners you have over a lifetime, the higher your risk [...]

How can diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis be prevented?2019-03-30T22:48:34+00:00

What complications are associated with infection with gonorrhea and chlamydia?

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Both gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection that occurs when bacteria move from the vagina and cervix upward into the uterus, ovaries, or fallopian tubes (see the FAQ Pelvic Inflammatory Disease). After a woman is infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia and if she does not receive treatment, it can take [...]

What complications are associated with infection with gonorrhea and chlamydia?2019-03-30T22:44:03+00:00

How are gonorrhea and chlamydia diagnosed?

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To find out if you have gonorrhea or chlamydia, your health care provider may take a sample of cells from your throat, cervix, urethra, or rectum where the infection may occur. Gonorrhea and chlamydia also can be detected with a urine test.

How are gonorrhea and chlamydia diagnosed?2019-03-30T22:42:32+00:00

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea and chlamydia?

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Women with gonorrhea or chlamydia often have no symptoms. When symptoms from either infection do occur, they may show up 2 days to 3 weeks after infection. They may be very mild and can be mistaken for a urinary tract or vaginal infection. The most common symptoms in women include the following: A yellow vaginal [...]

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea and chlamydia?2019-03-30T22:42:09+00:00

What causes gonorrhea and chlamydia?

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Both gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria are passed from one person to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Gonorrhea and chlamydia often occur together.

What causes gonorrhea and chlamydia?2019-03-30T22:40:36+00:00

What are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis?

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Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These three STDs can cause serious, long-term problems if they are not treated, especially for teenagers and young women.

What are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis?2019-03-30T22:40:04+00:00