Gonorrhea, once an easy STD to treat, is becoming quite difficult to get under control due to the act of oral sex. For some strange reason, doctors are coming across cases of gonorrhea that is either difficult to treat with antibiotics, or completely untreatable.
Researchers claim the sexually transmitted disease is growing a healthy resistance to antibiotics, and that’s a major problem going forward. As it stands right now, the situation is “fairly grim” according to, researchers, due to the fact that few drugs are available.
Gonorrhea is quite popular
Over 78 million citizens catch the disease each year around the world, and to make matters worse, the STD can cause infertility in both men and women.
Data collected from 77 countries shows that gonorrhea is becoming resistant to antibiotics. The World Health Organization is doing extensive research to fully get an understanding of what is going on, and whether or not the issue can be controlled.
There have been cases in Japan, France, and Spain where the diseases have proven untreatable, says Dr. Teodora Wi from WHO.
She went on to add that gonorrhea is a smart bug that is capable of adapting to antibiotics designed to treat it.
“Gonorrhoea is a very smart bug, every time you introduce a new class of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea, the bug becomes resistant,” says Dr. Teodora Wi.
Sadly, the majority of gonorrhea conditions are found in developing countries where the disease is difficult to track. Wi added that this new problem might be far greater than the data researchers currently have access to.
Gonorrhea doesn’t just infect the genitals
For those who are unaware, gonorrhea can affect the rectum, genitals, and throat. However, the last one has doctors worried. Dr. Wi made it clear that antibiotics can lead to bacteria in the back of the throat, and this includes relatives of gonorrhea. She went on to add that whenever antibiotics are used to treat a sore throat, it mixes with the species known as Neisseria, and as such, resistance is formed.
When sexually addictive folks with gonorrhea spread the disease through the act, it can cause the rise of super-gonorrhea. Furthermore, the proliferation of the illness is also in part due to the limited use of condoms in the United States and other parts of the world.
The infection is spread by vaginal, oral and anal sex, which means, it’s a product that comes from all sexual orientation. In terms of symptoms, the infected will suffer from thick green or yellow fluid from sexual origins. Bleeding between periods and pain while urinating is one of the physical problems the infected will suffer from.
The best way to keep super-gonorrhea under control is to have sex with a single partner. Going from one person to another is a sure-fire way of spreading diseases.