Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that may be transmitted during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Gonorrhea can be prevented by condom and dental dam use or by choosing not to have sex.
Many men infected with gonorrhea will have symptoms, but most women do not. Those that do have symptoms may experience burning or pain when urinating, abnormal discharge from the vagina that is yellow and sometimes bloody, and yellowish-white discharge from the penis.
Gonorrhea can be diagnosed through a urine test or by taking a cell specimen from the infected area. Gonorrhea can be cured by antibiotics.
You can get tested for gonorrhea and all other STIs at University Health Services. Call (512) 471-4955 to make an appointment.