In Race Against STDs’ Antibiotic Resistance, WHO Updates Treatment Guidelines
Gonorrhea, in particular, is a looming threat, with experts saying it's only a matter of time before it becomes untreatable.
WHO Releases New Guidelines For Treatment Of STDs
For the first time in 13 years, the World Health Organization on Tuesday is outlining new recommendations on how to treat three common sexually transmitted diseases, one of which — gonorrhea — has been rapidly developing resistance to nearly every weapon in the medical arsenal.vThe voluminous guidelines are used by member countries to develop their own guidance to doctors for the treatment of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. (Branswell, 8/30)
The Associated Press:
New Treatment Advice For Three Common STDs
The U.N health agency says three common sexually-transmitted infections are increasingly resistant to antibiotics It’s calling on doctors and patients to make sure the right drugs and doses are used, to try to prevent the problem from getting worse. The World Health Organization on Tuesday updated its treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, which together infect more than 200 million people every year. (8/30)