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If a person is tested positive for gonorrhea, it is okay for he/she to continue engaging in sexual behavior as long as condoms are used?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: You must get treated and have a full sti panel before you start having sex again.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Still pass germs: Condoms do not always prevent transfer of gonorrhea germs or others for that matter. Since it causes infertility and life altering pelvic inflammatory disease in women there is good reason to stop and not resume until fully cured.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

If a person is tested positive for gonorrhea, it is okay for he/she to continue engaging in sexual behavior while taking meds?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Gonorrhea: You should wait to make sure you are cured and you should be using condoms (or your partner) one way or the other.

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Last updated Feb 24, 2018

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