Posts tagged: STDs

The Rise of Antibiotic Resistant Sexually Transmitted Infections

Each year, more than 25 million pounds of antibiotics are consumed annually. The CDC deems at least half of these to be unjustified, leading to a rise in antibiotic resistance across different bacterial species. This rise in resistance is of great concern to global health officials since there are few, if any, new antibiotics being developed. Antimicrobial resistance is increasing among sexually transmitted pathogens1. As with common STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, researchers are currently witnessing an emergence of resistant strains2. Read more »

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