Look! Up in the thighs! It’s a bug! It’s the clap! It’s Super-Gonorrhea!
Aw sh@#!…look out unsafe sexers, gonorrhea is back with a vengeance. The sexually transmitted disease is developing resistance to the drugs we treat it with here in the U.S., researchers warn.
In 2009, nearly 25% of strains tested nationwide were resistant to the following antibiotics: penicillin, tetracycline, fluoroquinolones, or a combination thereof. In 2010, Neisseria gonorrhea started developing resistance to the cephalosporins, the last class of drugs being recommended to fight the bacterium. Microorganisms that develop drug resistance are called superbugs, like the methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) that has plagued the U.S. over the last several years. Do I really need to explain the dangers of superbugs?
People contracting gonorrhea often show no symptoms, but untreated clap can lead to infertility and chronic pelvic pain in women, and in men epididymitis, a painful condition of the ducts attached to the testicles that may also cause infertility. If it spreads to the blood or joints…could be bye-bye.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 700,000 gonorrheal infections occur in the U.S. every year. Antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea has been happening since the 1970s; but as this newest resistance to cephalosporins is occurring, it becomes serious cause for alarm. Researchers are seeing the emergence of cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea in South East Asia. Typically, resistant strains from that part of the world migrate over to the U.S., and then spread from West to East.
OK, one more time: NO GLOVE, NO LOVE! C’mon people, buy some dang rubbers…and use them! Sheesh. What the heck is so hard about that?
(In whiniest voice musterable) But I don’t like the way it feels.
You like the feel of epididymitis, knuckle-head? Then take one for the team, why don’t you…and help stop the spread of Super-Gonorrhea.