Gonorrhea May Soon Become Untreatable

gytgonorrhea-1Gonorrhea may become untreatable soon if health officials don’t act fast.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Gonorrhea bacteria is developing resistance against the only two antibiotics known to cure the sexually transmitted disease.

Gonorrhea is one of the most common STDs among college campuses that rarely has noticeable symptoms in men or women.

The drugs, azithromycin and ceftriaxone, are used in combination to treat gonorrhea that health officials say “a nationwide surveillance program showed rises in the percentage of gonorrhea samples that were resistant to one or the other drug in 2014. In the case of azithromycin, there was a fourfold rise in the portion of samples that were resistant.”

Sometimes the bacteria is known to outlast the antibiotics used to treat it and according to CBS News in 2014, more than 350,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with Gonorrhea.

When left untreated, it can cause infertility or severe  pelvic pain in women, and testicular pain and infertility in men. It can also become fatal by getting into your blood, infecting joints, and on rare occasions moving into the heart.

Make sure to get tested regularly and use protection at all times.

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