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Gonorrhea Super Bug Discovered; Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Sexual Partner

The risk of having unsafe sex has just increased. According to a report by Reuters, scientists have discovered a new form of gonorrhea in Japan that is resistant to all antibiotics that are used to treat the disease.

Known as H041, the disease could become a worldwide epidemic if scientists are unable to find a way to eliminate its resistance to drugs. Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that can cause inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility in women.

Symptoms in men include a burning sensation when urinating or a white, yellow or green discharge from the penis. Sometimes, men with gonorrhea get painful or swollen testicles.

Symptoms in women are painful or burning sensation when urinating, increased vaginal discharge or vaginal bleeding between periods.

The best way to protect yourself is to use a latex condom each time you participate in sexual intercourse. Women should avoid excessive douching because it takes away some of the natural bacteria that protects against sexual transmitted diseases. It’s also important for
infected individuals to notify their partners and refrain from sex until they complete treatment and no longer have symptoms. –a.r.



4 Comments

  1. ChellBellz on July 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    The fact that 2011 and people are still giving each other this is sad.

  2. M_jg3 on July 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    …and they find this out in Japan?!?! C’mon son… something about this story don’t pan out, it’s always other countries behind sexual disease epidemics! USA government is well known for practicing germ and biological warfare on (not only its own citizens – google the Tuskegee Experiment) smaller nation of people or a nation unaware of what is being done behind closed doors!

  3. rawdawgbuffalo on July 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Hey I think its H041 (the cephalosporin-resistant strains) Not up to H401 yet per Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria.

  4. Eervin44 on July 21, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    The important thing is taking care of your body; It’s just not safe at “A L L” to have unprotected sex without protecting yourself; What a Deadly Risk some people take:(  There concern is feeling the tingling & hotness & wetness not knowing there’s consequences behind your action:( And when the window cracks there comes the hurting symptoms below the pelvis & penis not a good feeling.. Douching should be ban from the store shelves it is not safe to use it only pushes the bacteria up the pelvis making it worse:( Let’s take care of our bodies our bodies are speacial…Peace