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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:39 AM

 

First Cases Of Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in North America

"Incurable" gonorrhea has been found in North American humans for the first time, according to Canadien scientists.

The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that nine of 133 patients with gonorrhea at a Toronto clinic still had the disease after a round of cephalosporins, the last effective oral antibiotic for treatment.

"Its arrival is deeply troubling," Dr. Robert D. Kirkcaldy of the Division of STD Prevention of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a press release. "Clinicians now face the emergence of cephalosporin-resistant N. gonorrhoeae without any well-studied, effective backup treatment options."

Gonorrhea, the world's second most common sexually transmitted disease, infects an estimated 700,000 Americans each year. Common symptoms include itching, painful urination, abdominal pain, genital discharge and infertility in women.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/antibiotic-resistant-gonorrhea-in-canada-2013-1

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FarCenter Jan 2013 OP
MineralMan Jan 2013 #1
FarCenter Jan 2013 #2
MineralMan Jan 2013 #3
FarCenter Jan 2013 #4
MineralMan Jan 2013 #5
FarCenter Jan 2013 #10
MineralMan Jan 2013 #11
leftstreet Jan 2013 #6
MineralMan Jan 2013 #7
leftstreet Jan 2013 #8
MineralMan Jan 2013 #9

Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:50 AM

1. It's been a tough time to be young and promiscuous, now, for

a long time. More's the pity.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:57 AM

2. The upside is that this should reduce the rate of population growth.

 

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:59 AM

3. That's doubtful, really.

It may reduce the amount of sexual experimentation among some young people, but won't really affect fertility rates.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:04 PM

4. 10 to 15% of untreated women become infertile

 

Antibiotic resistant cases are untreatable, so there is a greater than 1 in 10 chance that the woman becomes infertile.

Of course, any general effect depends on when gonorrhea is contracted relative to childbearing.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:06 PM

5. When I say fertility rates, I am talking about

the rate of births in general among a population, not individual fertility. Sorry to have confused you.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:29 PM

10. Rates of birth overall would be affected by female infertility

 

Particularly in areas of the globe with high rates of promiscuity and poor STD prevention practices.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:11 PM

6. 'promiscuous?' How quaint

I haven't heard that term in ages

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:12 PM

7. Really? I greatly enjoyed my promiscuous days

back in the 60s and 70s. It's very sad that they wouldn't be the same today. There's nothing wrong with promiscuity. It's a good word, too.

pro·mis·cu·ous (pr-msky-s)
adj.
1. Having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:20 PM

8. Never heard it used as anything but a slam against women

I never once heard it applied to men and casual sex

But perhaps times have changed...

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:27 PM

9. That you have only heard it used

that way is not an indication of anything regarding its meaning.

It's a perfectly good word with a perfectly good definition. I can't think of a good substitute for it when discussing the general casual nature of sex among young people in the 60s and 70s. We were promiscuous, because we could be with some margin of safety.

Sadly, that time has passed.

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