Gonorrhea & Chlamydia
Did you know that some of the most common sexually transmitted infections are also the most treatable.
This test screens for gonorrhea and chlamydia, common STDs that can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat. You may or may not have any symptoms. If left untreated, these STDs can lead to serious complications like infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Gonorrhea and chlamydia may be cured in almost all cases with the right treatment.
A common STI caused by the bacteria, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. While many men exhibit symptoms of a gonorrheal infection, women usually do not.
Many people with chlamydia have no symptoms. When present, symptoms may include discharge or painful urination. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics.
Sexually Active Women
Annual chlamydia and gonorrhea screenings are recommended for all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection.1
Sexually Active Men
Annual screening for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea is recommended for all sexually active men, bisexual, and gay men. Some STDs—like HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea—are spread through body fluids, such as semen. Other STDs, including HIV and Hepatitis B, are also spread through blood.2
1.“Which STD Tests Should I Get? | Prevention | STDs | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm. Last reviewed June 30, 2014.