Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea
Gonorrhea has developed resistance to many antibiotics used for treatment, including sulfonamides, penicillins, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin. 30% of reported infections are resistant to at least one drug. In 2006 there were 5 recommended treatment options, but now there is only one treatment option remaining due to resistance to the antibiotics that we used to use for treatment. The current (and last available) treatment is a dual aproach of azithromycin and ceftriaxone, but resistance is already being reported for both drugs. In Japan in 2008, a strain of gonorrhea was found to be resistant to all reccomended antibiotics, indicating that soon we will be without a treatment option.