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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:53 AM

First Cases Of Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in North America

Source: Business Insider

"Incurable" gonorrhea has been found in North American humans for the first time, according to Canadian scientists.

The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that nine of 133 patients with gonorrhea at a Toronto clinic still had the disease after a round of cephalosporins, the last effective oral antibiotic for treatment.

"Its arrival is deeply troubling," Dr. Robert D. Kirkcaldy of the Division of STD Prevention of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a press release. "Clinicians now face the emergence of cephalosporin-resistant N. gonorrhoeae without any well-studied, effective backup treatment options."

Gonorrhea, the world's second most common sexually transmitted disease, infects an estimated 700,000 Americans each year. Common symptoms include itching, painful urination, abdominal pain, genital discharge and infertility in women.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/antibiotic-resistant-gonorrhea-in-canada-2013-1?0=science



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Reply First Cases Of Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in North America (Original post)
Viva_La_Revolution Jan 2013 OP
closeupready Jan 2013 #1
Demeter Jan 2013 #2
TalkingDog Jan 2013 #3
Kelvin Mace Jan 2013 #4
JoeyT Jan 2013 #9
closeupready Jan 2013 #10
Xithras Jan 2013 #14
closeupready Jan 2013 #16
Xithras Jan 2013 #20
Exultant Democracy Jan 2013 #22
Heywood J Jan 2013 #28
Exultant Democracy Jan 2013 #30
Erose999 Jan 2013 #5
Hawaii Hiker Jan 2013 #25
SoapBox Jan 2013 #6
Berlum Jan 2013 #7
lexw Jan 2013 #12
Archae Jan 2013 #15
Berlum Jan 2013 #19
KansDem Jan 2013 #23
AAO Jan 2013 #8
chuckrocks Jan 2013 #11
valerief Jan 2013 #13
Agschmid Jan 2013 #24
Archae Jan 2013 #17
bitchkitty Jan 2013 #18
perdita9 Jan 2013 #21
Speck Tater Jan 2013 #26
AlphaCentauri Jan 2013 #31
Selatius Jan 2013 #27
BlueJazz Jan 2013 #29

Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:00 PM

1. Why don't people use condoms with new sex partners?

Don't people take care about getting STD's? I mean, serious question.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:10 PM

2. Male privelege?

Why anyone is having sex these days is the better question. Unless it's involuntary.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:22 PM

3. Partial answer: Denial

If you buy them, it means you are planning to have sex. If you are planning to have sex you are sinning/cheating/a bad girl/a bad boy.

Sex negative culture.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:22 PM

4. Because the Catholic Church and other religious nuts

tell them they will go to Hell if they do.

Add to this the utter destruction of sex ed at the hands of these same groups and....

Viola!

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:58 PM

9. Just using them with "new" partners won't save you.

In truth no one has any idea who their partner might be having sex with. For it to work, they've got to use them with old partners too, and do it consistently.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:01 PM

10. Well, I kind of meant that, too. Don't forget women need

to also ask their consenting partners to use a condom, as well. Both parties/all three or four or whatever need to request/demand it. With all partners whose health status is potentially compromised.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:02 PM

14. Because condoms suck.

You want an honest answer? There is is. Cheap condoms eliminate the majority of genital stimulation from sex, and even the good ones eliminate a lot of it. There are NO condoms that are as enjoyable as a good, old-fashioned barebacking. The entire point of having sex is to experience physical enjoyment and sexual satisfaction. Condoms reduce both of those, and are therefore something that a lot of people don't like using.

There are a million GOOD AND LOGICAL reasons to use condoms, but when the clothes come off, they all get weighed against that simple fact.

Lack of availability during "the moment" is probably another factor. Sex with a new partner is rarely planned, and most men don't walk around with condoms in their pockets. If two ready and willing partners find each other and the hormones are raging, very few people will walk away from sex simply because they don't have a condom on them.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:05 PM

16. That's what I think, too; yet, people sometimes

seem to act as if it makes no sense and is incomprehensible. Well, it might not make logical sense, but sex has zero to do with logic.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:06 PM

20. It's like driving fast or skiing down a mountain.

Most people, at some point in their lives, are willing to exchange safety for pleasure. All of them make the assumption, and take the gamble, that they won't be the unlucky soul that gets killed or injured that day. Unprotected sex is just another manifestation of that same thing. People choose to sacrifice safety to increase their enjoyment of sex.

It makes no more sense than speeding, and yet it's just as prevalent. We aren't always logical creatures.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:58 PM

22. Sad but inavoidably true.

It definitively isn't a mystery.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:04 PM

28. True, but...

very few people will walk away from sex simply because they don't have a condom on them.

Ten minutes ago, I would have agreed with you but the words "incurable gonorrhea" have made me one of those people.

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Response to Heywood J (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:34 PM

30. Makes me glad to be out of the game.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:24 PM

5. So thats what killed Andrew Breitbart? I mean I heard it was flesh-eating syphillis.

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:26 PM

25. Well, according to his Wikipedia page, it was heart failure

On March 1, 2012, Breitbart collapsed while walking in Brentwood. He was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he later died. He was 43 years old. An autopsy by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office showed that he had cardiomegaly and died of heart failure. The toxicology report showed "No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%. No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected." Personal friend of Breitbart, Bill Whittle, had said that Breitbart had a "serious heart attack" just months before his death.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:32 PM

6. As the old saying goes...

No Glove...No Love, Baby!

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:40 PM

7. "Simple solution. We all take the Republican Purity Pledge. Smirk." - Sen. David Vitter (R)

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Response to Berlum (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:45 PM

12. Has someone had sex with that? —ew!

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Response to lexw (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:03 PM

15. He had to pay her.

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Response to lexw (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:31 PM

19. yup...while he was sporting a natty set of diapers

But he has been FORGIVEN, he alleges.

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Response to lexw (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:49 PM

23. Perhaps to "relieve stress."

His fellow senator from Idaho, Sen. Crapo, was picked up for DWI because he kept a bottle of liquor in his apartment to "relieve stress." Perhaps that's why Sen. Vitter trolled for professionals...to "relieve stress."

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:45 PM

8. Thank God you can't get it by toilet seat!

 

The human race would be gone in a year. Except those countries that don't have toilet seats. They may end up having the last laugh.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:08 PM

11. I blame Canada

All that free doctorin' just raised gonorrhea's tolerance to antibiotics.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:01 PM

13. Just yesterday I was wondering what the new AIDS would be. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:54 PM

24. Well right now it is still the old AIDS.

I'd like to solve both ideally.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:05 PM

17. I remember a comedian during the 80's...

He said basically:

Used to be, go out with the wrong girl, you end up needing a shot.

Then you go out with the wrong girl, and it stays with you forever! (Herpes)

Now you go out with the wrong girl and you die!

What next, go out with the wrong girl, next day you explode?

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:07 PM

18. Condoms + spermicide = a girl's/boy's best friends!

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And then there's these:

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:20 PM

21. Flush them out with arsenic

That was the treatment prior to antibiotics.

It works, but it's painful as hell.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:37 PM

26. Looks like sex is on it's way to being a passing fad. It's just too dangerous anymore. nt

 

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:45 PM

31. Suicide by sex will be next n/t

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:44 PM

27. If it was found in a Toronto clinic, it may very likely be in several major cities by now.

The study was only done in Toronto, but I suspect nearby urban centers in North America may have the bug present as well.

If it's just appearing in North America now, it's a fair bet that by the end of the 2010s, it'll be in every major city in North America.

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Response to Selatius (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:09 PM

29. Yep...I was thinking the same thing. It may not spead as fast as the flu but may be..

...far more dangerous/painful.

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