The 411 on Gonorrhea

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  • gonorrhea, sexually transmitted infections, antibiotics
  • gonorrhea, sexually transmitted diseases
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  • gonorrhea, sexually transmitted diseases
  • gonorrhea, sexually transmitted diseases
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How You Can Decrease Your Risk

Months after scientists revealed that a drug-resistant form of gonorrhea had emerged in Europe, health officials in the U.S. announced last week that the infection has grown resistant to all but one antibiotic, and fears continue to grow that it is only a matter of time before an incurable strain emerges. With an estimated 700,000 Americans being diagnosed with gonorrhea each year — and African-Americans making up 69 percent of all reported cases in 2010 — the time to protect your health is now. —Britt Middleton

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