Is There a New Deadly STD Superbug?


A recent trending article has made some alarming claims about a new superbug: an new aggressive and antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea is anticipated to kill more than the 30 million people who have died from AIDS.

As concerns rose, the article was frantically shared through social media. Thankfully, the claims made in this article are not entirely true.

Although the article’s time stamp reads November 7, 2019, the article is simply a re-write and originally dates to September 2014 when the (only) physician cited in the article—naturopathic doctor Alan Christianson—discovered an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea in woman in Japan.

The article took Christianson’s statements out of context, as Christianson’s concerns were related to how the bacteria’s aggressive nature would affect people more quickly than AIDS, not that it would be more deadly than AIDS.

Although you can read more about debunking the false article here, the article did have true elements to it.

There is a strain of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea present in the world, and an outbreak could be hazardous. To quote Christianson directly, “Getting gonorrhea from this strain might put someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days. This is very dangerous.”

Now more than ever, it’s crucial to protect yourself and your partners through safe sex practices, performing frequent STD testing, and following through with any appropriate treatment measures.

And at Private Testing Center, we are here to help. We offer affordable and convenient testing in a constant effort to prevent the spread of Herpes, HIV and other STDs. We deliver fast results so any necessary treatment can happen quickly. Same Day appointments are available and with over 1500 locations nationwide, your closest location is only a short drive away. We understand your privacy is of the utmost importance and we assure confidentiality for every one of our customers.

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