The CDC Is Warning That We’re Running Out Of Drugs To Treat Gonorrhea

"Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sounding the alarm about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, which threatens to pose a “major public health challenge” in the coming years. Over the last three decades, this common sexually transmitted infection has increasingly failed to respond to the drugs used to treat it — which means the thousands of Americans infected with gonorrhea every year are running out of options.

Gonorrhea is one of the most common STDs in the United States, with about 820,000 cases diagnosed each year. But this disease is “remarkably adept” at adapting to antibiotics, according to federal health officials. During the 1990s and early 2000s, gonorrhea developed resistance to several common drugs that used to be able to treat it.

Unsurprisingly, drug resistance allows the disease to spread faster."

If you're worried about contracting any STI's, use condoms. If you're in a monogamous long-term relationship, I would recommend you to both get tests done because gonorrhea symptoms occasionally do not show up at all.

Remember. Safe sex is great sex! Protect yourself and your partner(s)!

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