Gonorrhea - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea, also known as "the clap" is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The bacteria can infect the soft skin covering the openings of the body such as the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus and the throat. Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics.

Gonorrhea Basics

Gonorrhea in the News

Gonorrhea Statistics and Reports

Getting Tested for Gonorrhea

Reporting a Case of Gonorrhea

  • Gonorrhea Disease Information: CDC
    CDC overview of gonorrhea: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment.

  • Gonorrhea: ASHA
    American Social Health Association overview of gonorrhea: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment.

  • CDC STD Treatment Guidelines: CDC
    CDC’s latest treatment guidelines for STDs.
    • The STD Treatment Guidelines are also available as a mobile app for download on both Apple and Android. Check out your device’s app store for more information.

  • Minnesota Family Planning and STD Hotline
    Toll-free hotline for confidential information about the prevention, testing locations and treatment of STDs in Minnesota. (1-800-78-FACTS).

Updated Monday, 05-Feb-2018 10:39:09 CST