Gonorrhea is another bacterial STBBI. It is spread through unprotected vaginal, anal and/or oral sex with an infected partner. Gonorrhea is curable with antibiotics. When left untreated, Gonorrhea can result in problems with fertility in women and chronic testicular pain in men. Babies born to a women infected with Gonorrhea could have severe eye infections or infant pneumonia.


  • Any infection in the genital area may increase the risk of becoming infected with HIV. Practicing safer sex, by using latex or polyurethane condoms and/or dental dams for oral, anal or vaginal sex can reduce the risk of STIs.
  • Order FREE condoms & dental dams today at the Sex it Smart website
  • Want to get tested? Visit the Get Tested Why Not website
  • Call the AIDS & Sexual Health Info Line at 1-800-668-2437 if you have questions or need help.

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