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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against gonorrhea?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against gonorrhea?

No: Condoms are never 100% effective to prevent stds due to failure (breakage for example) that may occur. Your best bet is safe and responsible intercourse with a partner with known sexual history. Abstinence is the only 100% effective method to prevent stds. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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I have both chlamydia and gonorrhea i got treatment already how long before its 100 percent cured? Also when can I have sex again?

I have both chlamydia and gonorrhea i got treatment already how long before its 100 percent cured? Also when can I have sex again?

1 wk after treatment: One week after you and your partner both complete treatment, you can resume sex. You should be cured, assuming you both took your medication exactly as prescribed. If there is any doubt, you can test to confirm you were cured 3 weeks after treatment. Please use condoms going forward, stay mutually monogamous and get full std testing. Check out sexualhealth.Com for educational and testing info. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is clindamycin effective in treatment of gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea: The CDC Recommends that Gonorrhea (uncomplicated) be treated w injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) in addition to oral azithromycin (Zithromax) or Doxycycline (Vibramycin). Clindaymcin might be used in combination with other antibiotic for PID - but it would not be a good choice as a solo agent in treatment of Gonorrhea. ...Read more

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What is the most effective orally administered treatment regimen for gonorrhea for an indian male who contracts the infection on mainland china?

Resistant Gonorrhea: In general this will come down to whether there is the new drug resistant form of gonorrhea being found in china as it is in many other parts of the world. If there is the new drug resistant gonorrhea there then there are no oral medications that work, but Ceftriaxone is used as an injection in this situation. ...Read more

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Is a single 1gm dose of cefalxin (keflex) with a 7 day treatment of doxy (200mg 2x daily) effective as a treatment for gonorrhea? Overseas dr prescrd.

Is a single 1gm dose of cefalxin (keflex) with a 7 day treatment of doxy (200mg 2x daily) effective as a treatment for gonorrhea? Overseas dr prescrd.

It may not be. : Your regimen is not in line with current cdc recommendations, which is worrisome due to the alarming increase in drug-resistant gonorrhea. If you have already started treatment as detailed above, continue your antibiotic regimen as prescribed, but see your physician for evaluation. You should be tested 1 week after starting treatment, or earlier if your symptoms to not improve. ...Read more

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What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

No such thing: There is concern that multi-drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonorrhea bacteria) could evolve in the future, but it hasn't happened yet. When it does, there probably will still be some reliable treatment options. Although this may be a serious public health concern someday, for now you needn't worry about it, especially in North America and western Europe. ...Read more

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What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

No such thing: Duplicate question, same answer: Multi-drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonorrhea bacteria) may evolve in the future, but it hasn't happened yet. When it does, there probably will still be some reliable treatment options. Although this may be a serious public health concern someday, for now you needn't worry about it, especially in North America and western Europe. ...Read more

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Is a combination of cefoxitin/cefotetan, doxycycline, and metronidazole effective against pid caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia? Please help me asap

Is a combination of cefoxitin/cefotetan, doxycycline, and metronidazole effective against pid caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia? Please help me asap

PID treatment: You have asked at least 3 questions about treatment of your PID. Those antibiotics will be effective against gonorrhea, chlamydia, and all the other bacteria typically involved in PID. Follow your doctor's advice about the best treatment in your particular case. There's no point in trying to get more advice on this forum. The answers won't change and you MUST discuss with your own doctor. ...Read more

Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more