Why hasn’t the “mainstream” porn news covered this a bit more – the new super strain of Gonorrhea

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Stronger than even the most potent antibiotics at keeping you STD-free
Finding out you have chlamydia or gonorrhea—though inconvenient and stressful—isn’t the worst thing that can happen. After some antibiotics, you’re back in the game, right? Not necessarily: Researchers recently discovered a new strain of gonorrhea, H014, that can’t be killed with current antibiotics.

But it’s not the first super-strain. “Gonorrhea has a well known history of resisting antibiotics,” says Barbara Jean Van Der Pol, Ph.D., professor at Indiana University, and board member of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research. “Sixty percent of samples were resistant to penicillin within 50 years of being introduced to the drug.” Gonorrhea is a very complex bacterium with an amazing ability to mutate and resist antibiotics, the CDC says.

Should you be worried? Well, considering that gonorrhea—the second most common STD in the U.S.—can cause infertility in men, increase your risk of contracting HIV, and spread to your blood and joints, leading to death . . . yes.

But on the other hand, not much has changed—if you wear condoms. The super-strain may be strong, but it can’t claw through latex.

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