Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea, Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women

The AAFP recommends that clinicians screen all sexually active women, including those who are pregnant, for gonorrhea infection if they are at increased risk for infection (that is, if they are young or have other individual or population risk factors); see clinical consideration for further discussion of risk factors. (2005)

(Grade: A recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsgono.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Gonorrhea, Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women

The AAFP concludes there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening for gonorrhea infection in pregnant women who are not at increased risk for infection; see clinical consideration for further discussion of risk factors. (2005)

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsgono.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Gonorrhea, Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women

The AAFP recommends against routine screening for gonorrhea infection in men and women who are at low risk for infection; see clinical consideration for further discussion of risk factors.
(2005)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsgono.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Gonorrhea, Men

The AAFP concludes there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for gonorrhea infection in men at increased risk for infection; see clinical consideration for further discussion of risk factors. (2005)

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsgono.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Gonorrhea, Men

The AAFP recommends against routine screening for gonorrhea infection in men and women who are at low risk for infection; see clinical consideration for further discussion of risk factors. (2005)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsgono.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)


These recommendations are provided only as assistance for physicians making clinical decisions regarding the care of their patients. As such, they cannot substitute for the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the patient's family physician. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the best understanding of the science of medicine at the time of publication, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge and recommendations. These recommendations are only one element in the complex process of improving the health of America. To be effective, the recommendations must be implemented.