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GONORRHEA

​​Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.

For more information on chlamydia, including signs, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, visit the Sexually Transmitted Diseases page at the CDC.

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For more information, call the West Virginia HIV/AIDS & STD Hotline:

1-800-642-8244

Trained professionals are available to speak with you weekdays (except holidays) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We can answer your questions about HIV/AIDS and other STDs in West Virginia, how to protect yourself, how to be tested, and how to get treatment.