Charming Retro STD “Gonorrhea” Making Roaring Comeback
What’s more authentically vintage than a dive bar party, more easily taken home than a summer intern, and more burning than the gin-soaked libido of the average gay man during Pride Week? (Hint: if you’re not careful, you could pick it up in any of these ways.) The Clap: it’s not just for french whores anymore! Thanks, HuffPo health, for a sobering assessment of microbe evolution which might convince us to spend the next decade in a sterile, celibate human habitrail:
A sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The U.N. health agency is urging governments and doctors to step up surveillance of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a bacterial infection that can cause inflammation, infertility, pregnancy complications and, in extreme cases, lead to maternal death.
“This organism has basically been developing resistance against every medication we’ve thrown at it,” said Dr. Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, a scientist in the agency’s department of sexually transmitted diseases.
Outrage clinicians recommend printing the following on nice glossy stock and framing it for your bedstand, at least until Pride month is over: