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The clap, a common term for gonorrhea, is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium, the "gonococcus". It is an infection of the genito-urinary organs, which is contracted by various types of contact: vaginal, oral, and anal. The most affected groups are generally young adults. It appears mainly as a whitish discharge from the urethral meatus and a burning sensation when urinating. The clap is treated through antibiotics. The quick fix, meaning given only once, quickly stops it from spreading. The patient must abstain from sexual intercourse during treatment and inform their sexual partners to seek preventive treatment. Condom use and a very good personal hygiene is essential to prevent infection.