Nongonococcal Urethritis (NGU)
Nongonococcal urethritis, or NGU, is an infection of the urethra caused by various organisms other than gonorrhea. NGU is most often caused by chlamydia, a common infection in sexually active males and females. The bacterial causes of NGU can be cured with antibiotics.
Nongonococcal Urethritis (NGU) Basics
MDH overview of NGU: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention. (Also available formatted for print in Spanish, Amharic, Oromo, and Somali)
- Programs to
Prevent and Reduce the Risks of Sexually Transmitted Infections
and Diseases: Minnesota Statute § 121A.23 for STD/HIV Education
Statute requiring HIV and STD education to be provided in the classroom within Minnesota’s school districts.
- For Persons
Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted - Information You Should Know About
For those who may have been sexually assaulted, this brochure provides guidelines on being tested for HIV and other STDs. The brochure may be downloaded for duplication purposes.
NGU in the News
- National STD
Tip sheets on how to plan activities for National STD Awareness Month developed by the MDH.
Getting Tested for NGU
- Getting Tested for STDs
Resources for finding STD testing clinics in your area.
More abotu NGU
To Live By: NGU
American Social Health Association overview of NGU: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention.
- STD Treatment
CDC’s latest treatment guidelines for STDs.
- 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).
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