Is Gonorrhea Becoming Drug Resistant?

Earlier this year, the CDC announced that the entire class of antibiotics called Fluoroquinolones should not be used to treat gonorrhea any longer. It has been this way in California since 2002. Cephalosporins are now the only recommended treatment for gonorrhea treatment.

Fluoroquinolone resistant gonorrhea was first isolated in Hawaii in 1991, but it wasn’t until 1998 that a great rise was detected in this form of gonorrhea. Now it is not recommended to treat with Fluoroquinolones at all.

Something needs to be done to help quell the spread of STD’s. When certain STD are becoming immune to treatment that were once effective, you know there is a problem. STD Education is the best bet for this. Educate young adults when they become sexually active and preach abstinence to Teens to help stop STD’s.