Is Super gonorrhea a thing?

Is Super gonorrhea a thing?

Super gonorrhea, also referred to as super-resistant gonorrhea, is a case of the common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that resists typical treatment from antibiotics. This type of gonorrhea is referred to as a superbug and is a serious threat to public health.

Where did super gonorrhea originate?

Health officials said the man had a regular partner in the U.K., but they believe the origin of the gonorrhea superbug stems from sexual activity with a woman in southeast Asia earlier this year. Gonorrhea’s primary treatment is a combination of theazithromycin and ceftriaxone antibiotics.

How common is untreatable gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a highly prevalent disease, and it is increasingly impervious to treatment. According to Yonatan Grad, “Not only are a large number of people affected—as many as one out of every three cases in the U.S. is resistant to at least one antibiotic—but the trajectory of resistance is on a steep incline.”

Why is gonorrhea becoming untreatable?

Cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea are on the rise, and the bacteria may soon become untreatable if new antibiotics and diagnostic tools are not developed.

What STD is called the drip?

Gonorrhea is sometimes called “the clap” or “the drip.” Gonorrhea is spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The infection is carried in semen (cum), pre-cum, and vaginal fluids. Gonorrhea can infect your penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra, throat, and eyes (but that’s rare).

Why is VD called the clap?

It is a reference to the French word “clapier,” which means brothel, a place where STDs such as gonorrhea can be transmitted. It describes an early treatment for gonorrhea, which was clapping a heavy object on the man’s penis to get pus/discharge to come out.

What happens if you have gonorrhea for a year without treatment?

Untreated gonorrhea can cause infections of the fallopian tubes, cervix, uterus, and abdomen. This is called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It can permanently damage the reproductive system and make you infertile (not able to have children). PID is treated with antibiotics.

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