Thursday, October 02, 2014

Gonorrhea

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Symptoms
Symptoms occur 2-21 days after sex. Most women and some men have no symptoms.

Women

  • Thick yellow or gray discharge from the vagina
  • Burning or painful urination or bowel movements
  • Abnormal periods
  • Abdominal cramping and pain

Men

  • Thick yellow or greenish discharge from the penis
  • Burning or painful urination or bowel movements
  • Need to urinate more often
  • Swollen or tender testicles

How is it spread?
Vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected individual

Treatment
Gonorrhea is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider.

If left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to more serious health problems including infection, sterility, heart damage, arthritis, and blindness. A mother with gonorrhea can give it to her baby in the womb or during childbirth.

More information http://www.cdc.gov/std/Gonorrhea/default.htm

Where to Get Free Condoms

Chatham Social Health Council Office
401B N. Ivey Ave, Siler City (919) 742-3762

Chatham County Public Health Department
80 East St. Pittsboro, NC (919) 542-8214
1000 S. Tenth Ave. Siler City (919) 742-7496

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Mobile Sound Station
117 N. Second Ave Siler City

Services for Alcohol & Substance Abuse (SASA)
514 E. Third Street Suite A Siler City

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702 E. 11th St Siler City

Cuts N' Curls
704 E. 11th St. Siler City

Cosmotique Beauty Salon
913 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Siler City

Klassy Kutz
23 Rectory St. Pittsboro

Jackie's Beauty Shop
111 Alston Bridge Rd. Siler City

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