New Unstoppable Strain Of Gonorrhea Is Coming For You

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Swedish scientists say they have found a new strain of gonorrhea in Japan that has "mutated to become resistant to current treatments."


Those are two words I never want to see in a sentence again.

Magnus Unemo, of the Research Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria in Orebro, described it as an alarming discovery. ‘Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhoea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it,' he said.

‘While it is still too early to assess if this new strain has become widespread, the history of newly emergent resistance in the bacterium suggests that it may spread rapidly unless new drugs and effective treatment programs are developed.'


Other noteworthy facts about this "unstoppable strain":

1. "The 16-24 age group accounts for almost half of all cases."
2. "Around half of women and one in ten men will not be aware they have the disease for several months."
3. "In women, the infection can spread to the womb and ovaries and increase the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease."
4. "Men can also develop infections in the testes and prostate gland which can reduce their fertility."
5. "Experts have blamed increased promiscuity, particularly among the young."

In other words, run! Run and save your young, sexually promiscuous selves!

'Unstoppable' sex disease: New strain of gonorrhoea that resists all antibiotics could spread quickly [DailyMail]


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I read a study about a year or two ago predicting this.

The main theme was that young gay men aren't using condoms very often anymore because they feel like HIV is inevitable and they are too young and naive to realize that there are all sorts of other shit that evolves much faster than HIV that they can contract and share and that this would eventually lead to a super strain of either chlamydia or gonorrhea. That makes sense given the 16 to 24 age group this seems to be hitting most.

I wonder what this will do to sites like Breeding Zone and Bareback Top?