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Why should men be treated for gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a curable sexually transmitted disease (STD), and men with the disease should be treated. For males, the most common site of infection is the urethra, and rectal infection is common in men who have anal sex with men or women. Both males and females may get gonorrhea infections of the throat from oral sex. Although uncommon, in both males and females, untreated gonorrhea can lead to serious systemic infections, including disseminated gonococcal infection in the joints, skin, heart or blood.

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