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Gonorrhea Is Becoming Untreatable, U.N. Health Officials Warn

I’m celibate, I don’t swallow anything but water, sweet tea, food, or an aspirin. So I’m good! I’ll pray for all the hoes out here tho … Reason #452 why I don’t want people touching me. , because this is not a game out here… Doctors are running out of ways to treat Gonorrhea according to the World Health Organization and it’s becoming untreatable!

The U.N. Health Agency released new guidelines warning doctors that it no longer recommends that an entire class of antibiotics of Quinolone resistant strains because it has become immune… Instead they want them to used another class. 78 million people are infected with gonorrhea every year and a super resistant strain has showed up in Japan.

As NPR’s Rob Stein has reported:

“Gonorrhea has been plaguing humanity for centuries. But ever since penicillin came along a dose of antibiotics would usually take care of the disease.

“‘Gonorrhea used to be susceptible to penicillin, ampicillin, tetracycline and doxycycline — very commonly used drugs,’ said Jonathan Zenilman, who studies infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins.

“But one by one, each of those antibiotics — and almost every new one that has come along since — eventually stopped working. One reason is that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea can mutate quickly to defend itself, Zenilman said.

“‘If this was a person, this person would be incredibly creative,’ he said. ‘The bug has an incredible ability to adapt and just develop new mechanisms of resisting the impact of these drugs.'” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned back in 2012 that one of two drugs in the class of antibiotics the WHO now recommends, cephalosporins, was in danger of becoming useless to treat gonorrhea, at least in the U.S, and recommended that doctors stop prescribing it.

Since then, the CDC’s recommended treatment for gonorrhea has been a dual therapy, with the two antibiotics ceftriaxone and azithromycin, but an analysis in July warned that the bacteria could even become resistant to that combination.

Gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and lead to dangerous ectopic pregnancies. Syphilis can pass from a pregnant woman to her fetus, and chlamydia can make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant.

For those who think that it’s not a problem for them as long as they use protection for intercourse, one can also get gonnorrhea in the throat and it’s common for most to not use protection for oral sex.

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