Dr. Workowski  from Emory University in Atlanta, will be joining Dr. Galati this week to discuss sexually transmitted diseases, which continue to be a public health concern.  Those at risk need to be screened, and prevention needs to be taught.  A growing concern is resistance to antibiotics. Her article was published in Annals of Internal Medicine and can be downloaded here.

Gonorrhea
is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.
A summary of STD's can be found here.
 
Centers for Disease Control: Fact Sheet on Genital Herpes
Centers for Disease Control: Fact Sheet on Gonorrhea

 
 Additional information on STD's can be found here as well.