Extensively-drug resistant gonorrhoea invading Australian cities: a matter of when, not if
The inevitable arrival of extensively-drug resistant (XDR) gonorrhoea in Australian cities is the focus of a session on day two of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Gram Negative 'Superbugs' Meeting on the Gold Coast. Associate Professor David Whiley of the Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute (QCMRI), the University of Queensland, will tell delegates that, while no XDR strains have been detected in Australia so far, the general consensus among sexual health experts is that it will only be a matter of time... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Uganda: New Gonorrhoea Cases Shock Doctors
[New Vision]Visiting c doctors holding a treatment camp at Hope For New Life Church in Kireka-Biira, Wakiso district, were yesterday overwhelmed by the number of patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) who flocked for medication at the camp. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 17, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Last-Line Antibiotics Increasingly Ineffective Against Gonorrhoea But Prescribing Changes Could Help Delay Spread Of Untreatable Disease, UK
The last remaining antibiotics used to treat gonorrhoea (cefixime and ceftriaxone) in England and Wales are becoming less effective. But recent changes in prescribing practice, based on new recommendations that challenge previous public health thinking, seem to have delayed or reversed this trend, and may help to delay the growing threat of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea, suggests new research published Online First in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. "Fears continue that the current cephalosporins will become ineffective... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

UK raises alarm on deadly rise of superbugs
Britain to call for G8 action against spread of drug-resistant bacteria by clamping down on overuse of antibioticsBritain is to urge the G8 to take action against the spread of drug-resistant microbes as medical and veterinary experts warn that co-ordinated international action is needed to prevent soaring rates of potentially lethal infections turning into a public health catastrophe.David Willetts, the science minister, will propose far-reaching measures that would clamp down on the overuse of antibiotics by GPs and hospital doctors. He will also try to restrict usage on farms and fisheries, where the drugs are blended w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, Fiona Harvey, Denis Campbell Tags: The Guardian World news Health Medical research Society Drugs Antibiotics UK news Drug resistance G8 Science Source Type: news

Birmingham is the sexually transmitted disease capital of the UK
Data taken from 5,000 online consultations from the online health clinic HealthExpress, showed that chlamydia was the most commonly treated STI, followed by gonorrhoea and genital warts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AUDIO: Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'
Professor Cathy Ison, head of the National Reference Laboratory for Gonorrhoea, says the sexually transmitted infection could become untreatable by 2015. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bid to tackle gonorrhoea launched
Cases of “untreatable gonorrhoea” has soared 25% in a year as experts warn the disease is becoming more resistant to treatment. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea cases soar 25 pct in England as superbugs take hold
LONDON (Reuters) - Gonorrhoea cases have soared by 25 percent in the past year in England as superbug or drug-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) take hold worldwide, British health officials said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cases of 'untreatable gonorrhoea' soar by 25 per cent
The disease is becoming more resistant to treatment, the Health Protection Agency has warned, with 20,000 cases diagnosed in 2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPA launches action plan on gonorrhoea
Plan to tackle STI and resistance to treatmentRelated items from OnMedicaBig rise in drug resistant gonorrhoeaCefixime no longer first line for gonorrhoea Gonorrhoea may become untreatable, European body warnsUnder-25s risk chlamydia through embarrassmentSocial media could help to cut STIs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 27, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Action on 'untreatable' gonorrhoea
Health experts in England and Wales are on high alert for "untreatable" gonorrhoea that, in some countries, has developed resistance to antibiotics. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Action plan launched to combat untreatable gonorrhoea in UK
The UK's Health Protection Agency (HPA) has launched an action plan to combat the threat of "untreatable" gonorrhoea. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 27, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New action plan launched to combat emerging threat of untreatable gonorrhoea in England and Wales
The first Gonorrhoea Resistance Action Plan for England and Wales is published today, recommending a heightened national response to combat this serious threat. The Action Plan was developed by the Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme (GRASP), established by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to monitor the growing global problem of emerging resistance over the last decade in the absence of new therapeutic options. (Source: Health Protection Agency)
Source: Health Protection Agency - February 26, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unsafe sex linked to rise in HIV rates in gay men
Conclusion The study has identified two main factors that have impacted HIV rates among MSM in the UK – condom use and antiretroviral therapy (ART).  It also found that if there was more HIV testing and ART was started immediately after diagnosis, the rates of the disease could be reduced further. Other studies, such as surveys of MSM, have also found an increase in condomless sex after the introduction of effective ART. In the UK, ART is usually only started once a person's CD4 cell count (a measure of immune function) falls to below 350 cells/mm3. The authors note that randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have not y...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

is an inflammation of the cervix which can be caused by tampons, IUD strings, chemicals or an infection of some description such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea. It can range from mild to severe and symptoms may include vaginal discharge, back and pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, bleeding following intercourse. Generally a diagnosis is made via a cervical smear/pap test where a number of cells are removed for examination. Treatment will depend on how severe the infection is and what the cause of it is, but may include pessaries, creams and/or other antibiotics. It is possible that a partner may require treatment as well, ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 16, 2008 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health sexual health Source Type: news