My boyfriend has gonorrhea, but I dont

Patient : I had blood work about a month ago for STDs and everything came back negative. My boyfriend started having groin pains about a week ago and the doctor said he has gonorrhea. I have complete trust in his fidelity so does this mean the gonorrhea has been dormant from a previous partner and that is why I haven't been infected?
Symptoms:  None
Doctor :   Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both men and women. It can cause infections in the gen itals, rectum, and throat. It is a very common infection, especially among young people ages 15-24 years. You can get gonorrhea by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has gonorrhea. A pregnant woman with gonorrhea can give the infection to her baby during childbirth. In addition to this, Gonorrhea may also be spread by contact with infected bodily fluids from an affected person. Your doctor may be able to confirm the diagnosis and may isolate the particular cause of his infection after an interview and examination.

Related Q&A

Q: Wanting advice on whether I have an STI. Near the opening of my penis on one side there is a raised bump that is not ...

Q: Hi , I'm in a long distance relationship with my partner who was just tested for std's for the first time. After the ...

Q: I've one wart on my anus, but I've been in a monogamous relationship for > 20 yrs. Neither of us has ever had geni...

Q: Around rim of my penis head is red

Q: I'm 26 165 lbs fit, uncircumcised and I have some redness that's tingly on the head of my penis. Could it be STD rela...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews