Reduce gonorrhea rates in male adolescents and young men — STI‑02

Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
550.5 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 males (2022)

471.2 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

523.5 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 males aged 15 to 24 years were reported in 2017

Reduce gonorrhea rates among adolescent and young males

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement


Gonorrhea rates have gone up in recent years, especially in men. People with gonorrhea are more likely to get and transmit HIV, and it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Gonorrhea may soon become resistant to the last recommended antibiotic. Screening people at highest risk and quickly starting treatment after diagnosis are key to preventing negative health outcomes from untreated gonorrhea and reducing the risk of untreatable infection.