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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.
U.K. public health officials have expressed great concern over this latest sign of evolution of the sexually transmitted infection.
Chinese researchers have added their voices to the global chorus warning that the STI is showing increasing signs of antibiotic resistance.
Rising gonorrhea among gay and bi men in particular is concerning given recent warnings about the emergence of drug-resistant strains.
A package of enhanced antimicrobial prophylactic medications cut the death risk in those starting HIV treatment with fewer than 100 CD4s.
With three identified cases, in Japan, France and Spain, proving untreatable, the World Health Organization has issued a call to action.
Noting past mistakes in testing protocol, researchers hope for new antibiotics and genetic screening that can guide treatment.
Rates of drug-resistant gonorrhea, once on the rise, have fallen significantly in the United States over the past few years.
Gonorrhea that’s resistant to cephalosporin antibiotics?the last line of defense against resistant strains?is on the rise in several countries...
Scientists in Japan have found a strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics, Reuters reports.
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