Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is transmitted through sexual activity. Gonorrhea is curable with the proper medication, but can lead to severe problems if it is not treated in a timely manner. The best way to catch Gonorrhea in its initial stages is to get tested. The PRC Naples Clinic offers free Gonorrhea testing and Gonorrhea treatment.
Free STD testing by PRC Naples Clinic can help you identify Gonorrhea early before severe problems occur as a complication of the infection.
It can also help ensure that you do not pass on Gonorrhea to another partner and that you can contact the individual who spread the infection to you. This is why Gonorrhea testing helps stop the vicious cycle of spreading STIs.
Syphilis can be spread through any sort of sexual intercourse, and can affect areas including the vagina, penis, anus, scrotum, lips, and mouth. Skin to skin contact spreads syphilis. When your vagina, vulva, anus, penis, scrotum, or mouth touches someone’s syphilis sores. Syphilis can also be transmitted from mother to child during delivery. Vaginal, anal, and oral sex can all spread syphilis, though vaginal and anal are more likely than oral.
Once someone has syphilis, they will experience different levels of symptoms depending on how long they’ve had it. Sometimes people stay symptom free, or asymptomatic, for a long period of time. The primary stage includes syphilis sores called chancres that form on any part of the body that has had contact with someone else’s chancre. Often, these are in places that are difficult to see.
These sores go away whether you get treated or not, but if you’re untreated, you still have the infection. Rashes on the hands and feet are equated with secondary stage syphilis. Again, these can last for a long period of time or a very short period of time. Regardless of whether they go away without treatment, if you have not had the proper course of antibiotics, you still have a syphilis infection. There may be no symptoms associated with late stage syphilis, but eventually the infection can affect eyesight and internal organs.
The treatment for Gonorrhea is fairly straightforward when caught early enough. If severe problems have not developed as a result of the infection, then a course of antibiotics can cure the infection and rid the body of Gonorrhea. However, there are new strains of gonorrhea that are resistant to antibiotics and these strains require ongoing, more in-depth Gonorrhea treatment in order to cure.
For more information about Gonorrhea treatment and other sexually transmitted diseases like Genital Herpes or Chlamydia, please reach out to us at one of our Florida clinics. You can also text us, just send a text with the phrase "HELPLINE" to 313131. We know that it can be scary to test for sexually transmitted infections, but we also know that it is worth it. At PRC Naples Clinic, we are here to help you and keep you safe with free Gonorrhea tests.
The only way to truly prevent Gonorrhea is to not have vaginal sex, anal sex, or oral sex. You are also at a higher risk level for developing Gonorrhea if you have had STIs previously. Avoiding the contraction of STIs in general will help to lower your risk factor for Gonorrhea.
If you would like to remain sexually active, you can reduce your risk level. The first, and most obvious way to reduce your risk level, is to stay within a monogamous relationship. In a monogamous relationship where both partners have been tested for STIs and are negative, there is no risk of contracting the disease (as long as the partners remain faithful to one another). For those who are sexually active with multiple partners, using latex condoms during sex can help to lower the risk of contracting Gonorrhea. Routine free Gonorrhea tests can help ensure you catch the disease in time.