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Gonorrhea approaches superbug status

By J. DeVoy

For as long as most readers of this blog have been alive, effective and quick treatment of the sexually transmitted disease Gonorrhea has been a given.  That may be changing.  As has been reported with many types of bacteria, a strain of Gonorrhea has developed that is resistant to most antibiotics currently available.  As a result, untested and novel treatments – including use of the world’s most powerful antibiotics – may be needed to treat what was once a mere inconvenience in one’s sex life.

The new strain of the sexually transmitted disease — called H041 — cannot be killed by any currently recommended treatments for gonorrhea, leaving doctors with no other option than to try medicines so far untested against the disease. (source.)

In the porn world, up-to-date tests for HIV, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – on an at least monthly monthly basis – are needed to work.  In Nevada, testing requirements established in the Nevada Administrative Code are even more stringent.  As antibiotic-resistent bacteria continue to proliferate, though, especially among common conditions that were easily treatable for years, Gonorrhea is likely to become more of a concern.

If this antibiotic resistance becomes more widespread, it seems likely that CalOSHA and AHF will have another arrow of truthiness in its quiver, with which it can attack the adult industry.

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