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A 23-year-old male asked:

If someone engaged in oral, anal, and normal sex with someone with gonorrhea why do they need to be tested in all areas when the treatment is same?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Possibly unnecessary: If someone already has a positive test for gonorrhea in one site, "testing in all areas when the treatment is same" is not done routinely and may not be recommended. If someone has engaged in oral, anal and genital "normal sex "and wants to be screened for gonorrhea, sampling all these areas may improve the detection rate and diagnostic accuracy...i.e. reduce the risk of a false negative screen.

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