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Global trend: Gonorrhea becoming very hard to treat

Geneva - Rates of gonorrhea are increasing around the world, fueled by oral sex and a decline in the use of condoms. Worryingly this includes several variants of the genus that cannot be easily treated with existing antibiotics.

World in a losing battle with gonorrhea as it continues to evolve

Gonorrhea, commonly called "the clap" or "the drip." is now more prevalent globally and harder to treat than ever before, according to the World Health Organization, with some strains of the sexually transmitted disease impossible to treat.

New antibiotic for gonorrhea developed

York - The therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules have been used to develop a new antibiotic to combat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea.

WHO: Resistant strains of gonorrhea have spread around the world

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines for the treatment of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease that has become resistant to most antibiotics.

U.S. experiencing a dramatic rise in the number of STDs

The number of cases of three key sexually transmitted diseases increased last year for the first time since 2006, the CDC reported on Tuesday. The increases have been described as "alarming" by public health officials.

Gonorrhea rates increased in the U.S. 1991-2006

Washington - Rates of an antibacterial resistant form of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea increased in cities around the U.S., between 1991 and 2006, according to a new study commissioned by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

New sex-superbug may be worse than AIDS

A new, so-called “sex superbug” is causing concern among the medical community after two new cases have reportedly been found in Hawaii.

Review: 'Unsafe Sex in the City' looks at STDs in the UK Special

Manchester - If you have ever wondered how sexually transmitted diseases have become so widespread in Britain and the modern world generally, wonder no more.

WHO warns sexually transmitted gonorrhea becoming drug resistant

Geneva - Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), is growing resistant to antibiotic drugs and could become untreatable warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Resistance has even been reported in countries with adequate healthcare systems.

CDC warns our ability to cure gonorrhea may not last much longer

According to the Centers for Disease Control, we're slowly losing our ability to fight gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted disease.

Men with STDs smell putrid to women, says new study

Novosibirsk - A group of Russian scientists say that their study shows that men with STDs give odor that women say is putrid. The scientists say that humans, like animals such as mice, may be using sense of smell to sniff out attractive and healthy sexual partners.

New strain of gonorrhea emerges as superbug

Gonorrhea used to be a fairly easy to treat sexually transmitted disease involving a single shot of penicillin. The disease evolved in time requiring other drugs to be used, but the drugs were plentiful. A new strain could change that.

Sarah Palin's Alaska fights rising gonorrhea rate

Anchorage - An outbreak of gonorrhea across portions of the state of Alaska, that began in 2009, has continued throughout 2010 statistics show. Alaskan state health officials say they are examining new ways to try to control this STD and curb its spread.

"Stealth" Gonorrhea Strains on the Rise

There is a type of Gonorrhea on the rise that lacks an enzyme which most kits use for a diagnosis.

Father Sent To Jail For Infecting Daughter With Gonorrhea

A Toronto father was convicted of infecting his own five-year-old daughter with gonorrhea.

A Dad infected daughter, 5, with gonorrhea

Prosecutor seeks 10-year term for a dad who infected daughter, 5, with gonorrhea.

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This illustration depicts a Gram-stain of a urethral exudate showing typical intracellular gram-nega...
This illustration depicts a Gram-stain of a urethral exudate showing typical intracellular gram-negative diplococci, and pleomorphic extracellular gram-negative organisms, which is diagnostic for gonococcal urethritis.
CDC/ Dr. Norman Jacobs

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