Does Gonorrhea Have a New Name?

If you're at least knee deep in the sex pond you've probably heard the new phenomenon about 
 According to the CDC

Gonorrhea has progressively developed resistance to the antibiotic drugs prescribed to treat it. Following the spread of gonococcal fluoroquinolone resistance, the cephalosporin antibiotics have been the foundation of recommended treatment for gonorrhea. The emergence of cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea would significantly complicate the ability of providers to treat gonorrhea successfully, since we have few antibiotic options left that are simple, well-studied, well-tolerated and highly effective. It is critical to continuously monitor antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and encourage research and development of new treatment regimens.

What this means is that Gonorrhea has mutated and adapted to the point that it can combat at least 3 of the drugs used, on their own, against it. Its valor is so strong that it can even resist the 2 piece combo and a biscuit doctors have waiting for it. Therefore a combination of injection and oral antibiotics is currently the sole treatment even though there is still evidence of resistance for one drug or another in Eastern and Western countries. Yes, we should remain concerned, but no we should not panic. Remember these two very basic things about the New Gonorrhea™:

1. It causes infertility in men and women and can lead to a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy
2. If it was once treatable and curable there's a probability of it being so again.

Now that we've embarked on this new phenomenon in the sexual revolution we have to decide how we are going to prepare ourselves and how are we going to address it. Like do we just put "new" in front of it or an advanced number like "2.0?" We have to find a less long-winded way to communicate antibiotic-resistant Gonorrhea. Admittedly, "ARG" like how we think pirates talk, does make it sound less drastic.

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