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Increased Resistance to Treatment in Gonorrhea

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Community Concerns About Reports of Increased Resistance to Treatment of Gonorrhea

 

Recently released information on increased resistance of gonorrhea to treatment and a number of treatment failures is causing a great deal of community concern.

 

Each year, an estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhea with 35.2 million of those people being in our region. Data from 77 countries is showing that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat.

 

The research and development pipeline for gonorrhea is relatively empty, with only 3 new candidate drugs in various stages of clinical development:. Condoms remain the prime and most effective method of preventing the transmission of most STI's; including gonorrhea

 

If you have concerns about gonorrhea  or any other STI you can contact

SWOPconnect by phone on 02 9206 2166 (Free call: 1800 622 90)

Or you can email us at swopconnect@swop.org.au

You can also drop in to our office at  Level 4, 414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from10am to 6pm or on Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm

 

 

Background information here;

https://www.poz.com/article/drugresistant-gonorrhea-rising-threat-globally

World Health Organisation Announcement here;http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/Antibiotic-resistant-gonorrhoea/en/

Supporting Study Information here;

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002344