There is a new form of gonorrhea out there that’s said to be incurable!
via CBS News:
At least nine Canadian patients have contracted a strain of
"incurable" gonorrhea, according to a study released on Jan. 7 in the
Journal of the American Medical Association.
Researchers found that nine of the 133 patients with gonorrhea who
were treated at a Toronto clinic still had the disease after being
treated with the oral antibiotic cephalosporins. This marks the first
time that cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea has been found on the
"We've heard of such cases in Asia and Europe. Now it's happening in
North America," Dr. Robert Kirkcaldy, medical epidemiologist in the
Division of STD Prevention at CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS,
Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, said to NPR. "It's very
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Neisseria
gonorrhoeae bacteria. It can be spread through contact with the mouth,
vagina, penis or anus and thrives in warm, moist areas of the body.
Symptoms in men include burning and pain while urinating, increased
urinary frequency or urgency, penis discharge, red or swollen opening
of the penis, tender or swollen testicles and/or a sore throat.
Women experience vaginal discharge, burning and pain while urinating,
increased urination, sore throat, painful sexual intercourse, pain in
the lower abdomen and fever. Arthritis-like symptoms and rashes can
occur if the infection has spread in to the blood stream.
So make sure you always wear protection and get tested! #thatisall