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How can I prevent spreading gonorrhea to my partner?

Jill A. Grimes, MD
Family Medicine

If you have had no sexual contact yet with your partner, abstain from oral, vaginal, and anal sex until you complete your antibiotics and any symptoms have resolved.

If there has been any prior sexual contact with your partner, abstain from oral, vaginal, and anal sex until both of you have completed antibiotic therapy and any symptoms have resolved.

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