Groups at risk for getting gonorrhea are people who have sex without a condom with various bed partners, men who have sex with men, sex workers and visitors to sex workers. If your bed partner belongs to one of these groups, you also have a higher chance of getting gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea, like HIV, is transmitted through sexual contact. In addition, a gonorrhea infection makes the mucous membranes more sensitive, making it easier for HIV to enter the body. Therefore, a gonorrhea infection increases the risk of contracting HIV.