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Sex Superbug Could Be 'Worse Than AIDS'
An antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea—now considered a superbug—has some analysts saying that the bacteria's effects could match those of AIDS. [...] This gonorrhea strain, HO41, was discovered in Japan two years ago in a 31-year-old female sex worker who had been screened in 2009. The bacteria has since been found in Hawaii, California and Norway. [...] nearly one in 20 hospital patients become infected with one [Superbug], according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [...] More than 800,000 of STD cases reported are gonorrhea infections, with most occurring in people between the ages of 15 and 24. [...] Gonorrhea can be hard to detect. It often shows no symptoms in about half of women and in about 5 percent of men. Gonorrhea infection rates were at historic lows until two years ago, according to the CDC.
sexual  health  antibiotics  sex  education  superbug  gonorrhea  post-antibiotic  era  AIDS  HO41  STD  sex  ed  STI  CDC  HIV 
august 2013 by asterisk2a

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