Gonorrhea is one of the most common STD’s, and it can be asymptomatic. Because of this, it is extremely important to get tested if you have had unsafe sex or think you may have been exposed. The test for gonorrhea, also known as the Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) Test, it a urine test that screens for the presence for bacteria. This test is extremely accurate in detecting the gonorrhea bacteria and is recommended by the CDC because of that accuracy. There is no swabbing necessary, it is just a simple urine test. Gonorrhea is a treatable STD when you test positive.
Gonorrhea Testing Information
How is gonorrhea contracted and spread?
Gonorrhea can be spread from all forms of sexual activity including vaginal, anal, and oral. It can actually be contracted without full penetration between partners. Because of this, it is always best to practice safe sex, and use a condom. It is also important to make sure you are tested regularly.
Is the test for gonorrhea painful?
No. It is not painful at all. All you have to do is give a urine sample for testing.
What is the treatment for gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is treated with a course of antibiotics It is important to note that you can have a recurrence of the infection, so make sure your partner is treated as well before resuming sexual activity.
What can happen if my gonorrhea goes untreated?
If left untreated, gonorrhea can have many effects on the body. It can lead to painful urination, inflamed prostate, and infertility in both men and women. It is best to get tested early, before any serious damage can be done.