It’s almost like something out of a sci-fi movie. Superbugs? Unbeatable Bacteria? Incurable STDs? Unfortunately, we have come dangerously close to this reality.
It’s happening all over medicine and it’s a simple product of evolution, helped along by decades of antibiotics overuse. The last time you had to take some antibiotics, you may have heard your doctor warn you to take the WHOLE bottle, even if you get better before it’s empty. Why is that? Because if you don’t, there’s a chance that some of the viruses or bacteria will survive the assault. Not enough of them to make you sick again, but enough to figure out how to protect themselves from that antibiotic. With enough survivors, and through random changes in their genetic code, the organisms can even become IMMUNE to that type of antibiotic. This phenomenon is called “RESISTANCE”.
Gonorrhea used to be curable with basically any type of antibiotic, including penecillin. However, over time, it has developed immunity to 6 different classes of antibiotics. It can only be killed now with a single type. And we’re now starting to see it becoming tougher against that last remaining option. If there is ever a strain that becomes immune, we will have a “Superbug”, an incurable disease. With 820,000 new gonorrhea infections each year in the U.S., it’s a pretty scary prospect.
The same thing is happening to chlamydia and syphilis, though thankfully they are not as far down the resistance pathway as gonorrhea.
So what can be done to help prevent this? There are two main things. First, you can follow your doctors instructions exactly, and take the FULL DOSE of your antibiotics. This will completely wipe out the infection and there will be no survivors to become resistant to the treatments. Second (and more importantly) you can do your part to stop the STD epidemic that is ravaging the United States by GETTING TESTED REGULARLY.
Private Testing Center offers affordable and convenient testing, in a constant effort to prevent the spread of Gonorrhea, HIV and other STDs.
Our primary goal is to to educate people about the risks associated with unprotected sexual activity and also the importance routine screenings play in prevention and treatment of Gonorrhea, HIV and STDs.
All of our testing is performed through the blood and urine. No pelvic exams, painful swabs or embarrassing visual exams are necessary, as blood and urine testing is the most accurate.
We understand your privacy is of the utmost importance and we assure confidentiality for every one of our customers.