On Thursday,July 6, WHO and a global team of researchers published a study in the journal PLoS Medicine highlighting increases in drug-resistant gonorrhea, calling it a “serious situation.”
The United Nations health agency now advises doctors to prescribe two antibiotics called ceftriaxone and azithromycin for the sexually transmitted disease.
Each year, it’s estimated 78 million people become infected. Most women with the infection have no symptoms and 40 per cent of men don’t either. Left untreated, men and women can become infertile and face an increased risk of HIV.