After CDC’s bomb on the rise in the number of cases of STDs in the US, this time, it is the Word health Organisation’s (WHO) turn to give a bad news, it has issued a new warning stating strains of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea which have grown resistant to antibiotics. Gonorrhea, known commonly as “the clap” or “the drip,” is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in today’s time, as there are more than 78 million registered cases every year. It has also been published that these strains spread through unprotected oral sex. Thus it is essential to use a condom during the entire sexual act and not just penetrative sex.
Most people think it’s safe to have oral sex and so they do not prefer the use of condom during the act. This happens mostly because they think this protection (wearing condom) is the means to stop them from acquiring natural pleasure. You are likely to get contracted by STD while performing oral sex as you are during penetrative sex. Thus it is always advised to use condoms and dental dams during the sexual act.
How is gonorrhea developing resistance is to antibiotic [Scientific explaination]?
The World health organization has discovered, how this disease has continuously developed a certain degree of resistance to antibiotics, which made it more dangerous, and harder to treat.
Dr. Wi from WHO said that he and other experts are more worried about the throat infections from Gonorrhea and said that the decline in the use of condom is making the matter more worse, when you use antibiotics to treat the infection like a normal sore throat, this mixes with the Neisseria species in your throat and this results in resistance. He futher said that “Gonorrhea is a very smart bug, everytime you introduce a new class of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea, the bug becomes resistant”
They discovered the resistant strain is quite widespread, and untreatable cases have already been reported in Spain, France, and Japan.