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Gonorrhea and the Discovery of Super Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect both males and females. It often results in infections of the genitals, rectum, and throat, and most commonly afflicts within sexually active people between the ages of 15 to 24. Gonorrhea is transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sex,

NewsBioethicsThu Mar 29, 2018 - 5:11 pm EST
‘World’s Worst Ever’ case of Super-Gonorrhea Discovered in UK
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UNITED KINGDOM, March 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A case of gonorrhea experts are calling the “world’s worst ever” has been discovered in the United Kingdom.
British newspapers reported today that a man has been infected with a case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, also called super-gonorrhea. When experiencing symptoms a month after a sexual encounter with a woman in south-east Asia this year, the unidentified man sought medical attention. He was treated with the combination of antibiotics currently used to treat the most stubborn strain of the sexually transmitted disease, azithromycin and ceftriaxone, but they didn’t work.
Dr Gwenda Hughes of Public Health England told media that "This is the first time a case has displayed such high-level resistance to both of these drugs and to most other commonly used antibiotics. We are following up this case to ensure that the infection was effectively treated with other options and the risk of any onward transmission is minimised."
The man’s regular female partner in the United Kingdom has not contracted the disease, but health officials are now trying to find his other sexual contacts so that they can be warned and the disease can be contained.
The patient’s doctors are trying one last antibiotic, ertapenem, in an attempt to cure him, and they will know in a month whether or not it has been effective.
The BBC quoted Dr Olwen Williams, the president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, as saying "The emergence of this new strain of highly resistant gonorrhoea is of huge concern and is a significant development.”

Gonorrhea and Queers

July 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men increased 10 percent from 2014 to 2015, Public Health England (PHE) reported Tuesday.
In 2015, “there were large increases in diagnoses of gonorrhea (11 percent) and syphilis (20 percent), continuing the rising trends in these infections of the past five years,” PHE reported, and “these rises have occurred mostly in gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men.”
Among men who have sex with men, in 2015 there was a 21 percent increase in gonorrhea diagnoses, a 19 percent increase in syphilis diagnoses, and an eight percent increase in Chlamydia diagnoses.
PHE’s report noted that the number of males diagnosed with gonorrhea, syphilis, and genital herpes has “increased considerably.”
Men who have sex with men bear the brunt of STIs, according to the report.
In English sexual health clinics in 2015, 84 percent of syphilis diagnoses, 70 percent of gonorrhea diagnoses, 21 percent of Chlamydia diagnoses, 12 percent of genital herpes diagnoses, and 9 percent of genital warts diagnoses were in men who have sex with men.
PHE’s report indicated that there seems to be high levels of risky sexual behavior among men who have sex with men. PHE’s data “suggests that rapid STI transmission is occurring in dense sexual networks of HIV-positive” men who have sex with men.
“Of particular concern is the continuing and rapid rise in syphilis and gonorrhea among MSM [men who have sex with men], which strongly suggests high levels of condom-less sex,” the report noted. “HIV serosorting, the practice of engaging in condom-less sex with partners believed to be of the same HIV status, increases the risk of infection with STIs, hepatitis B and C, and sexually transmissible enteric infections like Shigella, and likely plays a role in the reported STI trends. For those who are HIV negative, serosorting increases the risk of HIV seroconversion as 14 percent of MSM are unaware of their infection.”
The U.K.’s National Health Service notes that condoms are not 100 percent effective and the risk of spreading STIs through anal sex is higher than many other types of sexual activity.

Negroes and Gonorrhea

Experts claim that over the years, the bacteria strains have evolved, “outsmarting” the current medicine available.
One of the most common sexually transmitted infections is becoming harder and harder to treat.
According to NBC News, on Friday the World Health Organization announced that drug-resistant “super gonorrhea” is becoming more common, making a once easily treated infection a nightmare disease.
So—what’s going on?
Experts claim that over the years, the bacteria strains have evolved “outsmarting” the current medicine available.
“The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them,” said WHO’s Teodora Wi, M.D.

Why this matters to African Americans: According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015 there were 395,216 reported cases of gonorrhea in the United States, up 13 percent from 2014. Sadly, African Americans bear the brunt of this epidemic: Our rates are 9.6 times higher than our white counterparts. And young folks need to be extremely careful given that the highest rates in our community occur in those between the ages of 15 and 34.
Here’s what to look for:
According to the CDC, symptoms in men include:
• A burning sensation when urinating
• A white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis
• Painful or swollen testicles
In women:
• Painful or burning sensation when urinating
• Increased vaginal discharge
• Vaginal bleeding between periods
But keep in mind: Plenty of people don’t show any signs they have the infection. What are the dangers of untreated gonorrhea?
First off: It’s not deadly.
But being undiagnosed and untreated for STIs can bring about a range of complications that include chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, fetal death and infertility. It can also raise your risk of contracting HIV five times over.
This is why it’s so important to be tested and treated for STIs, especially given that most STIs, especially in men, show no symptoms. So many folks are completely unaware of their status and in fact may be unintentionally infecting others.
Learn more about STIs and how to get tested for them at
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