Gonorrhea Is At Risk Of Becoming Untreatable, UK’s Top Medic Warns

Posted: Dec 29 2015, 1:46am CST | by , Updated: Dec 29 2015, 1:48am CST, in News | Latest Science News

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Dating sites such as Tinder among others have been blamed for the increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea, with medical experts saying youths using dating apps to acquire lovers are more at risk of the sexual infection – which may ultimately lead to infection or even death, The Sun wrote.

Further to this, Dame Sally Davies, a top medical expert in England warns that gonorrhea among other sexually transmitted infections might soon become untreated, given the fact that a strain of gonorrhea is starting to get resistant to powerful antibiotics such as azithromycin among others.

Dame Davies was compelled to issue this warning when 16 cases of antiobiotic-resistant STIs were confirmed in Leeds, Oldham, Scunthorpe, and Macclesfield.

“Gonorrhea is at risk of becoming an untreated disease, she wrote in a letter co-signed by chief pharmacist Dr. Keith Ridge.

35,000 cases of “the clap” has been recorded in recent times, making it the most common sexually transmitted infection after Chlamydia, with incidences showing it has risen 20% within one year.

Youths aged 25 or less and relying on dating sites for sexual partners have been worse hit by STIs, with Dr. Peter Greenhouse recently saying “You’re able to turn over partners more quickly with a dating app and the quicker you change, the more likely you are to get infections.”

But Rosette Pambakian of Tinder would not agree to this, saying there is “no real data” to prove that people who change sexual partners via dating sites are at risk of STIs.

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