Ever wonder why hand sanitizers and bathroom cleaners claim to get rid of “99.9 percent” of germs? This is because bacteria are so simple that they can mutate rapidly, causing one out of one thousand bacteria to change in a way that makes it immune to the chemicals designed to kill it. This is true for the disinfectants in cleaning products, and also the antibiotics in medicines designed to treat disease.
After decades of treating Gonorrhea with typical antibiotics, apparently enough of those one in a thousand bacteria have survived to create a strain that is highly resistant to typical treatment. Cephalosporin is considered the bunker buster of drug resistant strains of the clap, and even that is beginning to prove useless against the highly adaptable strain. The World Health Organization is urging doctors to report cases of this new untreatable strain because if left unchecked it could become an epidemic.
Adding even more fuel to this fire is the willy nilly nature with which doctors prescribe antibiotics. The WHO is also urging health care providers to clamp down on needless prescriptions as it only increases the chances of someone harboring or developing a drug resistant strain of any disease.
While the majority of these cases are being reported in Japan, Australia, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden – sexually active people worldwide should take note. It’s really difficult to track these kinds of things and it may be possible for the strain to spread to any country.
So for you sexually active Peepz who aren’t using protection, get yourself tested regularly. You could be saving yourself and your partners a lot of headaches, discharge and burning.