STI Evolution

Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis dominate discourse around the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. They’re also clever adapters, spawning superbug fears over 4 rising infections.
Neisseria meningitidis—a gonorrhea mutation causing urogenital infections—can be somewhat thwarted by vaccines. Lymphogranuloma venereum attacks the body’s lymphatic system but, if promptly diagnosed, can be kicked through a 3-week course of antibiotics.
But 2 infections, mycoplasma genitalium (which can cause pelvic inflammatory disease) and shigella flexneri (“traveler’s diarrhea” that’s gained new purchase via anal-oral sex) show increasing resistance to antibiotics.

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