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What is gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both men and women. It can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. It is a very common infection, especially among young people ages 15-24 years.

Signs and Symptoms

For women:

For men:


Gonorrhea is spread by:


If left untreated, gonorrhea can:

During pregnancy, gonorrhea infection:


Testing and Treatment

Get a test from a medical provider if the infection is suspected.

Gonorrhea can be cured using medication prescribed by a medical provider.

NOTE: A person can be re-infected after treatment.

STD Treatment Guidelines: CDC

Guidelines for treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the practice of treating sex partners of persons with STDs in the absence of medical evaluation or prevention counseling. EPT is implemented through the delivery of or prescription for therapy by the case patient to their partners. Contact your local health department for more information.

Office Address Phone Fax
STD Prevention 4815 W. Markham St., Slot 33
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-661-2408 501-661-2082

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