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8 July 2017, 08:52
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Oral Sex Spreading Antibiotic-resistant Gonorrhea — Using Condoms is a Must.

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An unprotected oral may be risky because of dangerous gonorrhea, and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared on July, 7.

WHO summarizes widespread resistance to older and cheaper antibiotics. Some lands – particularly high-income ones, where surveillance is best – are exposing cases of the infection that are untreatable by all known antibiotics.

"The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them," said Dr. Teodora Wi, Medical Officer, Human Reproduction, at WHO.

"These cases may just be the tip of the iceberg, since systems to diagnose and report untreatable infections are lacking in lower-income countries where gonorrhea is more common," continues Dr. Wi.

Each year, an estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhea, the bacteria can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat.

A lot of complications of the disease disproportionally affect women including ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, and infertility, as well as an increased risk of HIV.

Decreasing condom use, increase urbanization and travel, reduced infection detection rates, and inadequate or failed treatment all contribute to this increase as well inconsistent PrEP usage. PrEP works well, but the use of a condom in cases of casual sexual intercourses is a must because not only HIV threatens your health.

Author: Lilia Ten

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