caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Gonorrhea is spread during vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected
partner. A pregnant woman may pass the infection to her newborn during
Gonorrhea can be transmitted at any time by a person who is
infected with the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae,
whether or not symptoms are present. A person who is infected with gonorrhea is
always contagious until he or she has been treated.
gonorrhea infection once does not protect you from getting another infection in
the future. A new exposure to gonorrhea will cause reinfection, even if you
were previously treated and cured.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
April 15, 2011
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