Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and is caused by the infection of the bacteria named Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The bacteria are typically dangerous for your genitals because it has a tendency to affect warm and moist areas of your body. These might include your vagina, anus, the female reproductive tract (fallopian tubes, cervix and the uterus) and, in some instances, the eyes and throat of the person.
Gonorrhoea, just like other sexually transmitted diseases, can pass from person to person through unprotected sexual intercourse whether oral, anal or vaginal sex. People who have regular sex with multiple partners or those who don’t use a condom regularly are at a great risk of contracting this infection. The best protection against the contraction of gonorrhoea is abstinence, monogamy and proper usage of a condom.
There are certain behaviors which also make it more likely for a person to contract this virus. These behaviors may include abuse of alcohol, illegal drug abuse and intravenous drug abuse. Symptoms of gonorrhoea usually occur within a fortnight of the infection. It is however, very important to remember that a person, who does not have the disease is called a non-symptomatic carrier. That person, even in the absence of symptoms, might be contagious
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