Gonorrhea (also gonorrhoea, sometimes referred to as 'the clap') is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae (also called Gonococcus, which is often abbreviated as "GC" by clinicians). In the US, its incidence is second only to chlamydia among bacterial STDs. In both men and women if gonorrhea is left untreated, it may spread throughout the body, affecting joints and even heart valves.Read more on Wikipedia
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