Gonorrhea: 15 Things You Should Know (Part 1)

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Gonorrhea is a condition which affects more and more people each and every day. Because of this, it’s really crucial that people know as much about it as possible. Here are just some of the facts. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: Young People Are More Susceptible to Gonorrhea

Statistics show that the disease hits young people more than old people. Scientists have claimed that this has to do with sexual activities more than actual physiology.

Number Fourteen: If You Have It, You’ll Probably Get Something Else

Nearly 75 percent of all individuals who contract the disease will get another STI in the following year. If you get gonorrhea, it’s even more crucial to make sure that you communicate with your doctor so that you can protect yourself against more illnesses.

Number Thirteen: It’s Killed Off Kings

Henry VIII was notorious for a lot of things: his many wives, his cruel nature, and all the scandals regarding the man. But a good number of people don’t realize that his death was due to gonorrhea.

Number Twelve: It’s Easier to Spread HIV if You Have Gonorrhea, Too

For people that have gonorrhea as well as HIV, it’s necessary to note that the HIV virus will be even easier to pass on. Getting tested is even that much more important to ensure that your partner is safe from the disease before having sex.

Number Eleven: It Has Some Bizarre Nicknames

Over the time which it has been named and been made aware of, people have given gonorrhea some strange nicknames. It’s most commonly known as the “clap,” but another strange nickname is the “drip.”

Number Ten: You Can Get It In Your Eyes

Something quite scary about gonnorhea is the fact that it can be contracted through your eyes. If semen, for example, gets in your eye, or if other vestiges of the condition contact your eye, then you will most likely get it.

Number Nine: It Can Lead to Infertililty

If you get positive results when testing for gonorrhea, make sure to get treated as soon as possible. If it’s left untreated, it can lead to infertility. There are many more things to learn about the disease. Stay tuned for the second part of the article, which is coming soon!

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