Tag: gonorrhea

Drug-resistance of gonorrhea in the EU: persistent but stable

Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). This threatens the effectiveness of the currently recommended dual therapy regimen for gonorrhoea. Overall, the rates of resistance to cefixime, ceftriaxone and azithromycin

These Are the Three STDs For Which You're Most At Risk

STD rates have risen. Again. According to preliminary data released from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the number of people contracting sexually transmitted diseases has increased for the fourth straight year. In 2017, nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in America. This surpasses the 2016 figure by roughly

What's the Difference Between An STD and An STI?

Think back to when you first heard the term sexually transmitted disease (STD). Middle school, right? Probably in a classroom where giggles and darting eyes abounded, sandwiched between information on where babies come from and the lowdown on your period. But fast-forward a few years (to, like, now) and all of a sudden everyone is

Why Are So Many American Men Getting STDs?

As if dating weren’t hard enough, singles in California have one more thing to worry about: the rise of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). According to the California Department of Health, more than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis were reported in the state in 2017 alone. Overall, the transmission rate of these three STIs