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Zoliflodacin worked as well as current standard treatment in a late-stage clinical trial.
A single dose of benzathine penicillin G worked as well as three doses for both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people.
U.S. syphilis incidence has increased since 2000, with an escalating toll in medically underserved populations.
Balyn Zaro, PhD, studies genetic differences in the innate immune system and how they can impact the effectiveness of the meds we take.
Doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis within three days after sex lowered the risk of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.
A recent survey found that pharmacies are insufficiently educating the public about unused opioid and antibiotic disposal.
We take a closer look at the use of antibiotics, and why they aren’t prescribed for colds.
Increases in syphilis have been driven by new cases in men who have sex with men, an estimated half of whom have HIV.
Untreated sexually transmitted infections can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can complicate women’s ability to get pregnant.
However, because this combo is not as effective as the current standard treatment, the search for new options continues.
The CDC has issued increasingly urgent warnings about the possible emergence of drug-resistant strains of the STI.
One researcher argues that the pharmaceutical industry ought to pay greater heed to such risks during drug development.
Meanwhile, new analyses of gonorrhea have raised concern at the CDC about emerging drug resistance.
However, two similar cases have been reported in Australia.
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