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Center for Disease Control warns about STD’s becoming drug resistant

In 2014 this author read an alarming report that certain STD’s would soon be untreatable.  Specifically, gonorrhea, which has become resistant to most of the antibiotics that have been used to combat it over the last three decades.  Reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are rising in the 15-24 age group, while gay and/or bisexual men are seeing a rise in syphilis diagnosis.  Oral sex is being seen as one of the root causes of the worldwide epidemic.

Related: Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Reported in Venice, CA

According to an article in the Daily Mail, Oral sex is causing the spread of a dangerous gonorrhoea superbug, experts have warned.  Experts said that incurable gonorrhoea has started to spread after becoming resistant to antibiotics, which has been partly caused by oral sex and a decline in condom use.

Related:  Oral sex is causing the spread of untreatable ‘SUPER gonorrhoea’, World Health Organisation warns

The untreatable strain of gonorrhoea is rapidly spreading across the world putting millions of lives at risk, the World Health Organisation has warned. 

Penicillin and various tetracyclines have all stopped working against the most prevalent strains. This means that today’s gonorrhea patient has very few treatment options left. And with symptoms like burning, swelling of the testicles, vaginal discharge and anal itching, it’s not exactly something that you want to leave untreated.

 

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