Very soon, it may be impossible to treat gonorrhea. According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of the world’s countries have reported cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.
If cases like these continue to progress, doctors would be left with an incurable disease. While not life-threatening, gonorrhea leads to severe health complications like infertility in men and women, joint and organ damage, and increased risk for contracting HIV/AIDS.
Thankfully, a new drug called zoliflodacin is giving hope to individuals with antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. Although it is still in trial phase, studies show that the new drug is 96% effective at treating antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea.
While hope is on the horizon, the earliest the drug can become available to the public is 2023. This means we have to be responsible with our sexual health and not rely on new medicine to bail us out. So what can we do in the meantime?
Ideally, practice safe sex by using condoms and being in a mutually monogamous relationship. But when Plan A doesn’t pan out as intended, getting tested should be at the top of your priority list.
Gonorrhea often has no signs or symptoms. Certain symptoms—like painful urination—can be brushed aside as a simple UTI. But left untreated, gonorrhea can severely damage other organs and joints and can easily infect new partners. It’s important to test early and frequently to prevent the spread of infection!
At Private Testing Center, we make it easy and affordable to get tested. 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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