Scary News: Gonorrhea Could One Day Be Untreatable



Scary News: Gonorrhea Could One Day Be Untreatable

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Jul 15, 2019
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No one wants an STD—period—which is why you probably (hopefully) do the best you can to practice safe sex every time you knock boots. Here’s more of a reason to keep that up: Research has found that is becoming resistant to the antibiotics that are used to combat it.

That info comes courtesy of a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed an increase in the percentage of gonorrhea samples that were resistant to certain drugs.

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Researchers looked at more than 5,000 cases of gonorrhea and studied how they reacted to the standard drug treatments. Of those, more than 25 percent were resistant to tetracycline, nearly 20 percent to ciprofloxacin, and more than 16 percent to penicillin.

Gonorrhea is usually treated and cured with two antibiotics (azithromycin and ceftriaxone), but the CDC data found that 2.5 percent of the cultures they studied were resistant to azithromycin (up from 0.6 percent in 2013), and 0.8 percent were resistant to ceftriaxone (up from 0.4 percent in 2013).

Sure, there are other drug options out there for treatment—for now—but the news is alarming, to say the least, especially given how quickly certain strains are becoming resistant to particular antibiotics.

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While gonorrhea is usually a very treatable STD, if left untreated it can cause infertility and chronic pelvic pain. And the longer you wait to find a drug that will cure gonorrhea, the greater your risk of having serious complications from it.

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The bottom line: Use condoms and practice safe sex. It’s really, really important.

Korin Miller Korin Miller is a freelance writer specializing in general wellness, sexual health and relationships, and lifestyle trends, with work appearing in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour, and more.





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