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My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea and Advocacy: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea and Advocacy: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Amidst the happy haze of good news about the efficacy of PrEP in preventing new HIV infections and the growing consensus that people living with HIV who are undetectable are not infectious, there is troubling news from the CDC in two new reports abo...

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How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of Gonorrhea?

To treat gonorrhea, you need antibiotics. The usual treatment involves a combination of an antibiotic that is taken as an injection (called Ceftriaxone) and another antibiotic that is taken as a tablet (called Azithromycin). You only need a single d...

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What Are the Symptoms of Gonorrhea in the Throat?

More often than not, gonorrhea in the mouth and throat has no symptoms. If there are symptoms, it may simply feel like a sore throat or there may be some discomfort when swallowing food. In appearance, there may be some redness in the throat or occas...

Neisseria Gonorrhea

Emerging Gonorrhea Antibiotic Resistance Could Lead to Incurable Strain, Experts Warn

"History shows us that bacteria will find a way to outlast the antibiotics we're using to treat it. We are running just one step ahead in order to preserve the remaining treatment option,” says Jonathan Mermin of CDC.

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Daily Antibiotic Protects Against Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis

After PrEP for HIV, might there be a pill to protect against other STIs, as well?

Syphilis, Gonorrhea on the Rise in Oregon

This article was reported by Statesman Journal. The Statesman Journal reported that Oregon's syphilis and gonorrhea rates have increased dramatically in recent years. Syphilis prevalence recently tied high numbers from more than two decades ago and ...

Alaska Combats High STD Rates

After two years of declining chlamydia rates, chlamydia and gonorrhea incidence increased in Alaska during the final quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, according to Susan Jones, state HIV/STD program manager. STD rates peaked in 2010 and ...

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Another Sexually Transmitted Plague?

"It was bound to happen," the Black AIDS Institute reports. "After most of a century of antibiotic use, it's no longer a surprise to find bacteria ... that can stand up to every antibiotic we can throw at it." The latest antibiotic-resistant bug is t...

Florida: Miami-Dade County Sees Surge in STD Cases

The Miami-Dade Health Department recently announced that STDs increased dramatically from 2006 through 2009. From 2006 to 2009, syphilis was up 53 percent from 204 cases to 313, with men who have sex with men representing 73 percent of reports. Chla...

WHO Warns Gonorrhea Might Soon Become Untreatable

Today in Manila, the World Health Organization met with public health experts to devise an action plan for addressing the growing threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea. Improper use of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea has resulted in resistance to first-...