The 6 Most Common STDs in Men

STD: Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a very common infectious disease that affects hundreds of thousands of sexually active individuals yearly. The condition is caused by the by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae transmitted through sexual contact or exchange of bodily fluids. The condition has an even more prevalent occurrence in sexually active teenagers.

Typical Symptoms: If noticed,  pus-like discharge from the urethra, along with frequent, burning urination.

Keep in mind: Untreated, gonorrhea can lead to epididymitis, a painful condition of the testi_cles that can cause infertility and /or lead to an infection to a individual’s joints called septic arthritis caused by the gonorrhea bacteria. And if you spread it to a female partner, gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility for her. Having a case of gonorrhea also makes you three- to five-times more likely to acquire HIV if you’re exposed to the HIV virus.

 

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