KL is a 27-year-old African American female who visits a clinic complaining of profuse urethral discharge for the past several days. She also informs the nurse that she did not have a menstrual cycle last month and that a home pregnancy test taken this morning revealed that she was indeed pregnant. The patient admits to having sexual intercourse without barrier contraception (condoms) with her boyfriend within the past week or two and is not sure of other sexual encounter(s) in which he may have been involved.
What information is suggestive of gonorrhea? What potential risk factors for STIs are present?
What impact will pregnancy have on diagnostic and treatment plans for STI management?
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