Scientific jargon aside, this could have major implications for our sexual health. Many people who are infected with gonorrhea show no symptoms and aren't even aware they have it, making it easily passed from one person to another. Couple this with drug-resistant infections and you have a big problem.
But this doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds! Prevention and awareness are key, and the best way to prevent contracting a sexually transmitted infection in the first place is by practicing safe sex. If you are sexually active, using condoms consistently and correctly is one of the best ways to protect you and your partner from STDs. It's also a good idea to get yourself tested on a regular basis to catch any health issues early on. Taking control of your sexual health is an excellent way to ensure that your sex life is safe, healthy, and happy.
April is Get Yourself Tested (GYT) month, so be sure to visit the GYT page to learn more about gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted infections!
Ready to get tested but not sure where to go? Click here to locate a health center near you!
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