What are the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for gonorrhea screening?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Because of the health risks from asymptomatic gonorrhea, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends gonorrhea screening women who are at increased risk for infection, including the following [78] :

  • Patients with previous gonorrheal infection

  • Patients with other STDs

  • Patients with new or multiple sex partners

  • Patients who engage in inconsistent condom use

  • Patients who engage in commercial sex work and drug use

  • Patients living in communities with a high prevalence of disease

Because the prevalence of asymptomatic gonorrhea in men is low, evidence was insufficient for the task force to either recommend or not recommend routine screening of men at increased infection risk.


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