Sex Superbug Could be Deadlier Than AIDS

by Sheela Philomena on  May 6, 2013 at 12:45 PM Sexual Health News
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A new and aggressive sexually transmitted superbug could prove deadly than AIDS, say doctors.

According to reports, the antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea HO41 was found in Japan two years ago in a 31-year-old female sex worker.
 Sex Superbug Could be Deadlier Than AIDS
Sex Superbug Could be Deadlier Than AIDS

Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, recently told CNBC that the superbug might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run, as the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly, Fox News reported.

He said that getting gonorrhea from this strain may put a person into septic shock and death in a matter of days; he claimed that the bug was very dangerous.

William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, reportedly said that it is an emergency situation and as time moves on, the bug is getting more hazardous.

Smith urged Congressional lawmakers as late as last week to allocate additional funding - 54 million dollars - to develop an antibiotic capable of fighting HO41 as well as to conduct a public awareness campaign.

Source: ANI

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thisisgettingstupid Monday, May 6, 2013

Stop comparing a bacteria to a syndrome, instead, compare it to syphilis after 3 years of having it, or better, meningitis. And who has AIDS anymore in the developed world? I have HIV and don't know anyone that had it develop into AIDS. It's not the 90's anymore, stop with the AIDS scare tactic because if it worked 50,000 new cases per year wouldn't be happening.

empath45 Friday, May 10, 2013

I work as a treatment adherence specialist at a community based hiv/aids service organization. I am an RN with a master's degree in counseling with a specialty in hiv. My spouse was diagnosed with end stage hiv 3 yrs ago. Ie AIDS. Hiv does advance to AIDS even in 2013. Depending on the strain of virus there are cases where treatment is still ineffective. I feel sad that a person who is poz is clearly not any more educated than those who have never been touched by this disease. Advocate for yourself and others only after you have gained the depth of knowledge you need to NOT facilitate further spread of hiv due to ignorance of the facts.

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