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WHO: Sexually-transmitted superbug could be major crisis
Gonorrhea bacteria causes a sexually-transmitted infection in about 106 million people worldwide each year.
June 6th, 2012
01:13 PM ET

WHO: Sexually-transmitted superbug could be major crisis

A major public health crisis is emerging, in the form of a sexually-transmitted disease that doesn't respond to antibiotics, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.

Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually-transmitted infections. It is spread through oral, vaginal and anal sex. About 106 million people worldwide become infected every year.

"Once this organism develops full resistance to this last antibiotic that we have, we have nothing else to offer to these patients," says Dr. Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, scientist at the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO.

The organization has just released a global action plan encouraging greater awareness and advocacy, research, increased prevention efforts and monitoring of gonorrhea treatment failure. The same sorts of prevention messages apply for gonorrhea as for HIV/AIDS: Practice safe sex - correct and consistent use of condoms - and limit the number of sexual partners.

Australia, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom are among the countries reporting cases of gonorrhea that does not respond to cephalosporin antibiotics, which is the last treatment option against gonorrhea. These are developed countries with good health care systems, meaning countries less well off may be even more at risk for a crisis.

"If the resistence is there, what we think is that we’re sitting at a tip of an iceberg,"  Lusti-Narasimhan said. "For places in many other parts of the world where there are much less both human and financial resources, it’s very difficult to know the extent of the data."

The consequences of an untreated infection are harsh. In both men and women, it can cause infertility. Up to half of babies born from mothers with gonorrhea have severe eye infections, which could lead to blindness. Women who are pregnant may have spontaneous abortions or ectopic pregnancies. If the bacteria gets to other parts of the body, joint pain, swelling and stiffness are possible.

The WHO does not know the extent of the spread of drug-resistant gonorrhea yet. The infections don't seem to be as resistant in the United States as in some of the other countries, but there is increased susceptibility, Lusti-Narasimhan said. More surveillance is needed globally to fully assess how widespread these resistant infections are.

Bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics as a result of overuse or improper use of antimicrobial agents as well as poor-quality versions of these drugs. Strains of gonorrhea in particular appear to have a particularly good ability to become resistant.


soundoff (436 Responses)
  1. NudeTruth

    Go Darwin!!

    June 6, 2012 at 20:44 | Report abuse | Reply
    • robert

      if people would live by the will of JESUS and the BIBLE and the 10 commandments. and stopped commiting adultry . and our under age Children were taught not to fornecate!!!! keep there under whare on till marage.. and stay faithful to there spouse.. s.t.d.s would become a thing of the past. not to mention 99% of abortion.. But you liberals have your worldly savior OBummer. he will fix nothing.

      June 6, 2012 at 23:16 | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Jesus said that in the end times disease would increase (the Bible uses the word "pestilence") and that the love of many would grow cold. These are the two things that happen in an immoral society. We were giving the miracle cure of penicillin just a few decades ago so that two or three generations out of the entire history of the world was spared from the terrible suffering brought about by infectous disease, but what did we do with it? We squandered it with gross immorality. Also, immoral people are selfish people. Their hearts grow cold to others and often their spouses who have loved them, because they want someone who is better looking. Moral people who have learned to say no to their lusts so that they can live responsible lives and put others first (i.e., love others) are not like that. It's a stark contrast. But the bottom line is, Jesus knew this was coming because His Father showed it to Him. And believe me, it's going to get a lot worse. We haven't begun to know the suffering that we've invited in by our immorality. It will be so bad that Jesus predicted, "that unless those days were cut off, no flesh would be preserved." In other words, unless God intervenes, man would destroy himself and push himself to extinction because of his own irresponsibility and immorality.

      June 7, 2012 at 02:38 | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      Teaching abstinance and it actually happening are two totally different things.

      And we are animals by nature, we have urges. There are times when stuff happens. Abstinence is the best way, but it isn't really feasible for everybody to do.

      June 7, 2012 at 03:00 | Report abuse |
    • SixDegrees

      Jesus hates babies, and loves it when they go blind.

      June 7, 2012 at 04:14 | Report abuse |
    • sunnyguy53

      Right. And your worldly saviors George Bush and Dick Cheney sure fixed a lot, didn't they?

      Now you blame President Obama for not cleaning up their mess fast enough - without any GOP help.

      That's mighty "Christian" of them.

      June 7, 2012 at 04:31 | Report abuse |
    • chipndale

      Yep just another case of natural selection. And as for Robert, doubt seriously this is a punishment from God. More than likely natural mutation in biology. To the simple mind, everything is about God.

      June 7, 2012 at 08:24 | Report abuse |
    • conrad

      It's unfortunate that this has occurred. Many people will suffer.

      I wonder if after a bacteria reaches the 'untreatable' stage ... if it continues to mutate unchecked for a few generations (of the bacteria) if it doesn't change sufficiently to be treatable again?

      In the meantime, be careful!

      June 7, 2012 at 11:32 | Report abuse |
    • qwedie

      Robert: is that like the Black Death! Or maybe Small Pox! The End Time has been on it's way for thousands of years. Even before Crist, the Plagues of Moses time.

      June 7, 2012 at 11:39 | Report abuse |
    • Ramon

      Conrad–yes it will continue to mutate but by natural selection -the susceptible offspring will die (due to medications) buy any resistant offspring will continue to live. To conquer the resistant offspring we will need to develop another way of killing of them-such as drug that attacks a different critical process or structure of the bacteria...this could eventually becomes resistant and the cycle continues like that...

      June 7, 2012 at 14:10 | Report abuse |
    • Kirk

      Posted on katw0man: Your posts cracked me up! Here's whcthaa do with ugly-as-sin soap:*Label it as such and pretend you MEANT it to be like that! Like Ugly as Sin Soap: Because the World Can Get Really Dirty! or something like that* Cut it up and let it become one with the liquid hand soap in your bathroom, a little at a time* Cut it up and sew it inside little green washcloth bags that can be hung and dried between usesHeather: This also looks a lot like miso dip. A takeoff on Notagirlymom's great idea would be to make some washcloths that look like rice cakes. ;-)Sharon CBL’s last blog post..

      August 1, 2012 at 21:23 | Report abuse |
  2. hypatia

    Let's give it to the Superpacs!

    June 6, 2012 at 20:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Cindy

    This will put us right back to 1800's/ early 1900's when a lot of people died from sexual disease and babies were born blind. And a lot of people will not have health insurance. But this seems to be where the Republicans want us to go.

    June 6, 2012 at 20:56 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nah

      cindy: "But this seems to be where the Republicans want us to go."

      Yeah. That's right. You're so right.

      Your blindly partisan and absurd conclusion is laughable.

      June 6, 2012 at 21:20 | Report abuse |
    • guesswho22

      Cindy, you're so right. Republicans don't want universal healthcare nor do they want people to have intercourse just for fun. Seems they want to control every aspect of our lives without providing any real benefits for our tax dollars, which many of the elite Republicans don't pay their fair share or any at all in most cases...

      June 6, 2012 at 21:46 | Report abuse |
    • kevinaaa

      democrats dont pay any taxes you lazy bums!

      June 6, 2012 at 22:00 | Report abuse |
    • jn0224

      So...me having promiscuous sex and getting an STD is the Republicans fault? Ok....

      June 6, 2012 at 23:13 | Report abuse |
    • drc

      It is laughable, no wait, pathetic that you are so partisan you even blame something like this on the GOP. NEITHER party gives a flying flock about you...you are blind if you pretend to think otherwise. Both parties are a joke and the fact the one thing they have done well is divided the country into thinking 'their' party is better certainly shows you are nothing more than a sheep in the flock mentioned above.

      June 7, 2012 at 08:51 | Report abuse |
    • conrad

      As a pretty staunch liberal, I have to say ... this really isn't a partisan issue. I guess you can make it into one if you choose, but I would guess both sides would prefer that this disease not spread ...

      June 7, 2012 at 11:29 | Report abuse |
  4. Thunder

    UBER PEE

    June 6, 2012 at 21:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. DavidB

    To all those practicing abstinence/monogamy until/after marriage: you have nothing to worry about and never will. If people choose to have sex that is their choice and it will not affect you. As such, there is little need to try to force this upon the rest of the world, as it has no affect upon you.

    June 6, 2012 at 21:05 | Report abuse | Reply
    • dylan

      Yeah...b/c everyone knows married couples never cheat.

      June 6, 2012 at 21:39 | Report abuse |
    • guesswho22

      If marriage is so holy and defined in the bible as "until death do us part"... let's abolish divorce. Let these regressive hillbilly religious zealots suffer... until they die!

      June 6, 2012 at 21:53 | Report abuse |
    • kithill1

      What are you talking about? It does affect me. I pay higher taxes and higher medical insurance premiums every time someone gets sick from AIDS/HIV, STD's, Smoking, Obesity, Heart Disease, etc. Not to mention all the father-less children which is a huge drain on society AND the kids. Choice is fine as long as you take FULL responsibility for ALL the consequences.

      June 6, 2012 at 23:33 | Report abuse |
    • Greenluke

      Yes it does. Liberals want me to pay for their medical care. So it affects me and I'm deserving of an opinion. You want to have promiscuous sex and pay for your own medical care? Knock yourself out.

      June 7, 2012 at 05:04 | Report abuse |
    • princessdrre

      This is a lie because STD's can also be contracted via blood exchange. If you go to the dentist, doctor, or even have surgery, and instruments are not cleaned correctly – you could contract this or worse HIV. Don't say that marriage or abstaining is the "end all" because it is not. That is a flat-out lie.

      June 7, 2012 at 12:22 | Report abuse |
  6. PJN

    Cindy, lack of health care insurance does not cause STSs

    June 6, 2012 at 21:07 | Report abuse | Reply
    • .

      Didn't you know da gubmint can cure just about everything?

      At least Cindy thinks so.

      June 6, 2012 at 21:25 | Report abuse |
    • guesswho22

      there is no cure for stupid, sorry but you lose "."

      June 6, 2012 at 22:05 | Report abuse |
  7. nolongerarepublican

    Either another US germ warfare experiment, or a strain created by the drug companies so they can make billions to sell a pill for it.

    June 6, 2012 at 21:07 | Report abuse | Reply
    • cosmicsnoop

      Ummm, they said there is no cure. It's more because the drug companies put antibacterial on everything and the fearful, gullible public (ya, all of you), bought it and used it and now every bug out there is getting stronger. And it's because the, again, dumb public runs to their Dr. every time they get the flu (which is a virus) and demands antibiotics (for bacteria) and the wussy Dr. gives in instead of kicking them out and telling them to go to bed for 2 days. Like the Docs would have to worry about customers. They should ditch the losers and we'd all be better off.

      June 6, 2012 at 21:46 | Report abuse |
  8. warex1234

    This is not news. This has been known for years. As for superpacs, those are awsome! But I don't think they are the cause. Those require a prescription. Now crossing the borders to get really cheap antibiotics I am sure is more of a cause of this! Go mexico.....ehhh canada!

    June 6, 2012 at 21:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. That Guy

    Say what you want, but if people didn't have sex outside of marriage, STD's would almost vanish from the face of the earth. For one thing, the diseases certainly wouldn't spread as far or as quickly.

    June 6, 2012 at 21:07 | Report abuse | Reply
    • dylan

      But has that ever happened? Obviously there is something to this 'being an animal' thing...

      June 6, 2012 at 21:43 | Report abuse |
    • cosmicsnoop

      For me, it's more a practical thing. I'm not buying the car without a test drive or a house sight unseen.

      June 6, 2012 at 21:49 | Report abuse |
    • guesswho22

      and if divorce was abolished for those married in a church, perhaps we could force our will upon the religious zealots that want to control everyone's lives in the bedroom. How about that, nutjobs?

      June 6, 2012 at 21:58 | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      True. And if people stop eating obesity will vanish. And if they stop driving car accidents will stop. And if they stop breathing, they won't get lung cancer from smog. And if they stop drinking water, they'll never have to pee again, and if...

      June 7, 2012 at 03:47 | Report abuse |
    • Michael Brown

      No, STDs would not essentially vanish, but there would be far fewer cases...

      June 7, 2012 at 14:03 | Report abuse |
    • FiveLiters

      Hate to break it to you,but,um,married people do get divorced. And assuming they hook up with or remarry other non-married people who most likely -have- had sex outside of marriage,they're bringing home a few "lovely parting gifts".

      Plus, just cause one person doesn't cheat in a marriage,doesn't mean the other one doesn't.

      June 7, 2012 at 15:10 | Report abuse |
  10. PJN

    apologies for the typo, STDs

    June 6, 2012 at 21:08 | Report abuse | Reply
    • guesswho22

      you must have that super bug and its already ate-up your brain, nutjob

      June 6, 2012 at 21:58 | Report abuse |
  11. kerry

    I hope my ex gf gets it from her boss (who sleeps with everyone else *and* her).

    June 6, 2012 at 21:15 | Report abuse | Reply
    • .

      Lose it, bud......

      June 6, 2012 at 21:24 | Report abuse |
  12. Fairshare2

    Dear bloggers: How do you practice abstinence with your own husband,wife or live-in partner? Where has trust gone in relationships nowdays? Thank GOD for celibacy!

    June 6, 2012 at 21:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. .

    If you play you pay.

    Sometimes through the nose.

    June 6, 2012 at 21:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. puckles

    All you nasty people who are sleeping around and having sex outside of marriage DESERVE this. If you would follow God's laws then this disease would not be an issue. When will you people ever learn?!

    June 6, 2012 at 21:32 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kat

      Do you seriously think it is a very Christian thing to do to tell people they deserve a disease?

      June 6, 2012 at 21:40 | Report abuse |
    • Paula

      Well I've read the bible and the boys had more than one partner and that was ok........

      June 6, 2012 at 21:41 | Report abuse |
    • Paula

      Well I've read the bible and the boys had more than one partner and that was ok........and Job was going to send his daughters out to be gang-raped and that was ok........then his daughters got him drunk and he didn't know he was having sex with them wink wink and that was ok......

      June 6, 2012 at 21:42 | Report abuse |
    • m00nalib

      If I followed god's laws. I'd never get any p-sy. Anyway, what's it like to belive in a fairly tale?

      June 6, 2012 at 21:47 | Report abuse |
    • guesswho22

      god's law for wedding vows is clearly written in your holy book: "Until death do you part". How convenient to get your divorce whenever things in a marriage go awry. Hypocrites have to place in our society and should be culled from the face of god's green earth... but first, let's make them suffer by abolishing divorce! The rest of us will just live together and remove laws that penalize those not married... that's the fix for you nutjobs and then maybe you'll shut up and let others live their lives however they choose. Enough with religion dictating how laws are made in the US...

      June 6, 2012 at 22:02 | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      You need to re-read your bible. God's laws do not prohibit sex outside of marriage, only a married woman having sex with anyone other than their husband. Check Proverbs 6:26. You evidently listen to too many people that twist the meaning of god's word to fit their own agenda.

      June 6, 2012 at 22:24 | Report abuse |
    • FactsRBad

      Hey Pucks – the bible allows me to have slaves – can I have sex with my slaves?

      June 7, 2012 at 16:03 | Report abuse |
    • apostate

      you probably have butt clap.

      June 7, 2012 at 17:50 | Report abuse |
    • TSimon

      Wow, that's very christian of you! Good Job!

      June 7, 2012 at 17:54 | Report abuse |
  15. Rich

    Perhaps our scientists can engineer a bacteriophage to get after it. The Soviets did that instead of (or in addition to) antibiotics, and they apparently worked well.

    June 6, 2012 at 21:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. m00nalib

    gonorrhea is nothing to clap about. I've been there LOL

    June 6, 2012 at 21:43 | Report abuse | Reply
    • THE LIGHT

      You are hilarious! NOT

      June 6, 2012 at 21:46 | Report abuse |
  17. Necrofun

    Your choice: Sex Superbug or neighbors on bath-salts.

    June 6, 2012 at 21:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. THE LIGHT

    Follow the New Testament laws on sexual morality and this disease will not be an issue for you. Pure and simple.

    June 6, 2012 at 21:48 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lady Luck

      I totally agree. It is funny how all the non-believers are sick and filthy people, while we believers who follow God's laws are enjoying superb health! What a slap in the face to all the wretched, STD laden sinners! I hope they enjoy their rotten disease! They asked for it. If they want to continue to do all the perverted sexual crap they do then they are going to reap the consequences. Drug-resistant Gonorrhea is on of the consequences -so ENJOY!!

      June 6, 2012 at 21:52 | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Look, Lady Luck, I am not saying at all that I disagree with you about sexual morality and such, however, it really bothers me that someone who calls themselves a Christian thinks it is perfectly alright to go around telling people they deserve a disease. No one deserves a disease, I don't care who they are or what they have done. Christians are supposed to be frogiving, loving, and accepting people. They are supposed to be supportive of people. They are not supposed to think themselves above anyone else, because they aren't.

      June 6, 2012 at 22:00 | Report abuse |
    • guesswho22

      where is the religious practice of divorce every mentioned in your bible, hypocrite?

      June 6, 2012 at 22:04 | Report abuse |
    • in reply Lady Luck

      I am not religious and my wife and I do not cheat nor do we promote illegal activities in our life. So keep your not so christian comments to yourself. I love how some(I will not say all) christians are suppose to be good people yet they can talk so hateful. Maybe you need to get out and have a little Fun and maybe you can loose that hair across your butt. People like you make me not like religion.

      June 6, 2012 at 22:04 | Report abuse |
    • foodandart

      @Lady Luck.. How's that line go.. Matthew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considereth not the beam that is in thine own eye?

      And you're a Christian? My foot you are.

      Nice try, troll.

      June 6, 2012 at 23:14 | Report abuse |
    • ser

      @Lady Luck-I am a non believer...i have only had 1 partner in my life....my lovely wife...Now F up...

      June 7, 2012 at 12:32 | Report abuse |
  19. Chuck D

    Another Rockefeller depopulation weapon.

    June 6, 2012 at 21:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. billybob

    I have had it 2 times and I can't wait to find the super bug just to see just how super it REALLY is! I just pray and it is removed easily, I can't believe they never thought of doing that!

    June 6, 2012 at 21:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Lady Luck

    I totally agree. It is funny how all the non-believers are sick and filthy people, while we believers who follow God's laws are enjoying superb health! What a slap in the face to all the wretched, STD laden sinners! I hope they enjoy their rotten disease! They asked for it. If they want to continue to do all the perverted sexual crap they do then they are going to reap the consequences. Drug-resistant Gonorrhea is on of the consequences -so ENJOY!

    June 6, 2012 at 21:51 | Report abuse | Reply
    • guesswho22

      soon, religious nutjobs not unlike yourself will be persecuted beyond belief for pushing your fairytale beliefs upon the rest of us who have absolutley no faith in your religion or your belief that you're somehow better than us. You aren't anything but hypocrites full of sinful ways and holy spirit nonsense that ensures you'll be persecuted in agony... that's the American dream, to rid ourselves of people like you

      June 6, 2012 at 22:10 | Report abuse |
    • foodandart

      Hey, Lady Luck!

      Matthew 7:1-5

      Nuff SAID!

      June 6, 2012 at 23:15 | Report abuse |
  22. HA!

    lol do they make virgins anymore?!

    June 6, 2012 at 22:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Lady Luck

    Kat:

    Actually, Christians ARE NOT supposed to be "accepting of everybody." I do not know where you get this information from. The Bible says to not even offer a greeting to those who have left the way. The people today mock morals and laugh at those who try to uphold them. They have brought these diseases UPON themselves.

    June 6, 2012 at 22:04 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kat

      Where in the Bible does it say that I am not allowed to talk to people who don't believe in God? I am not sure where you get your information from. I have never been mocked or laughed at for trying to upohold my morals, and part of that is because I don't belittle those who have different morals than I. Part of being a Christian is following Christ's example, and he was accepting of everyone. He didn't brush someone off simply because they didn't believe in God. He helped everyone and was accepting of everyone. Once again, no one deserves a disease and Christians are definitely not immune.

      June 6, 2012 at 22:10 | Report abuse |
    • foodandart

      Don't feed the trolls Kat.

      June 6, 2012 at 23:16 | Report abuse |
    • Marc

      That is why we don't follow: Too much hate. Holy wars have killed far more people than STDs ever will.

      June 7, 2012 at 11:56 | Report abuse |
  24. Lady Luck

    Kat:

    Actually, Christians ARE NOT supposed to be "accepting of everybody." I do not know where you get this information from. The Bible says to not even offer a greeting to those who have left the way. The people today mock morals and laugh at those who try to uphold them. They have brought these diseases UPON themselves!

    June 6, 2012 at 22:05 | Report abuse | Reply
    • yea whatever

      ever heard of mary magdeline? if you prefer to spew hate in the name of the lord and savior you might want to actually read the bible. I cant for the life of me find any references to jesus hating sinners, only loving them. it is after all what he died for

      June 6, 2012 at 23:07 | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Where in the world did you get that? Do you read the Bible and just pick and choose what you want to believe and ignore the rest? My goodness! God's second greatest commandment was "love your neighbors as yourself." Well? Are you?

      As for everyone who have been offended, I completely APOLOGOIZE for the offense we, Christians, have created by being loveless. As you can see, no one in the world is perfect. We are all flawed and sinful. By I must ask you to keep your minds open and understand that not all Christians are bad. Instead, get to know an individual, then you will see each and everyone are different. And through that, I hope you will see past the stereotypes and come to accept us more. But also beware, there are people out there who claim they are Christians, but truly are not.

      As for bringing up God, please be more tolerant. To Christians, God is part of our lives, so there are some who will just bring Him up. It's normal to us like one's own culture is normal to an individual, so I ask you to respect it.

      June 7, 2012 at 17:12 | Report abuse |
  25. Lady Luck

    in reply Lady Luck:

    Don't use me as an excuse to not "like religion." It is not religion that you do not like. It is the accountability that religion brings upon you that you do not like. Jesus Christ said "they have hated me, they will hate you also. A slave is not greater than his master." Jesus Christ was HATED and murdered while on earth. I do not expect any different treatment. Your nasty comments just confirm my faith all the more so! Thank You!

    June 6, 2012 at 22:09 | Report abuse | Reply
    • guesswho22

      I refuse to live as a "slave" to anyone, ever! Would be nice if you slaves would just bend over and take it like a good servant should and then shut the hell up preaching nonsense on blogs, life would be so much better for the rest of us masters

      June 6, 2012 at 22:14 | Report abuse |
    • in reply Lady Luck

      My nasty comments. . . . you are an a@$. I am so glad that I made your faith stronger. Anything to help you out. Maybe I have god like powers. Judge me all you want. I walk with my head high knowing that I lead a law(real laws not gods) abiding life. I believe you are the one who started with the nasty comments. If your god condones you telling people that they are sick and filthy then your god can go f@$k himself!!!!!

      June 6, 2012 at 22:28 | Report abuse |
  26. guesswho22

    scientists need to invent an antibiotic that will cure the brains of religious nutjobs so the rest of us can live our lives without their nonsense and interference.

    June 6, 2012 at 22:12 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kat

      Beleive it or not, many scientists are religious. Plus, unless religion is a bacteria, an antibiotic won't work.

      June 6, 2012 at 22:16 | Report abuse |
    • Greenluke

      Nobody is interfering with you. You are free to get as many diseases as you want.

      June 7, 2012 at 05:09 | Report abuse |
  27. boob

    Careful where you put those dipsticks kids

    June 6, 2012 at 23:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Bill

    How did this go from a health issue( personally I agree with the germ warfare and big drug companies greed)to wife cheating bible thumpers?

    June 6, 2012 at 23:31 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Why

      I think this is a great idea and I don't know why we ever got rid of it. I see so many cans and bottles just lying arnuod if kids could make pocket money out of picking them up, our streets would be cleaner.

      August 1, 2012 at 18:46 | Report abuse |
  29. Bill

    I just read Lady Lucks comments. Your the reason I refused to go to church. The pews have enough old hypocrites whose parts are so crusted over from never being used. I've made my peace with my maker, so don't forget what the bible says about passing judgement.

    June 6, 2012 at 23:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Freakey toney

    I had one set me onn fire a year ago. I learned not to double dip after that.

    June 6, 2012 at 23:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. browniw86

    because people like guesswho22 are insecure...

    June 7, 2012 at 00:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. jerry

    this STD problem is not new it's just become public. The U. S. military has an island called Johnson Island in the middle of the Pacific that had hundreds of incurable airmen soldiers and sailors. The place was horrible and planes only landed there in case of flight emergencies.
    Also developing a new antibiotic happens frequently, or we would all be dead.

    June 7, 2012 at 01:00 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michael Brown

      Ummmmmm, what does Johnson Atoll have ANYTHING to do with STDs? IT was a airbase, navy refuel point, and in the 80s it became a a chemical weapons disposal location.

      June 7, 2012 at 14:01 | Report abuse |
  33. Floyd Johnson

    The author's logic is faulty. Countries with superior health care are at a greater risk for antibiotic resistant bacteria. Easy access to antibiotics leads to more antibiotic doses and an increased frequency of resistance. The development of superbugs in developed countries is quite predictable.

    June 7, 2012 at 01:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. mmi16

    I have never seen so many people speaking out of their anal oriface!

    June 7, 2012 at 04:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Dani

    "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” Gandhi

    June 7, 2012 at 08:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Anne

    Is it any wonder why the world is in the shape it's in today with this thing. Sex smeared here, Sex smeared there. One thing I blame also is pushing kids who are so young to be starting in school. Trying to make grown-ups out of them before their time. They have no real childhood anymore. Heck, at 12 or 13 yrs. old I was still playing with dolls, not boys. Having sex on the first date, when maybe you don't know anything about the person. Now the thing with the antibiotics not working. I read almost 20 yrs. ago already the reason our antibiotics aren't working anymore is because of all the antibiotics they give to the farm animals. It's just a combination of everything here. People must learn to have some self control over their bodies. Use protection at least for the sake of not getting pregnant. I always say people know what the consequences can be without protection, so why don't they do something about it before it happens. Maybe there would be less abortions taking place, and less sexually transmitted diseases going around.

    June 7, 2012 at 08:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. detroitmommy

    I remember when my sis-in-law a Norwegian told me "It's perfectly normal here to be promiscuous until the age of 30. You fool around and then at 30 you get married and have children. it's Normal!! Everyone does it". Then I seen how the children who graduate school at 16 get this "party bus" and go around trying to screw as many people or drink as many beers etc in order to get a pin in their hat. After this they pass out graphic business cards to the local school children.. and it's all in fun.. Tee hee!. That's when I decided I would never live there. Morally decrepit society whether it's the nicest place on earth or not.

    That same sis-in-law was also diagnosed with HPV last year. No surprise she was crying when she found out she could have cancer. Wonder if bragging about all that promiscuity was worth it.

    June 7, 2012 at 10:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. avidquilter

    Big, fat, freakin' DUH! What do expect when people sleep around, thinking there are no consequences to their actions? People are so self-absorbed today, concerned only with their "right" to feel good whenever they want, not accept any responsibility for their actions, and if I get pregnant – just have an abortion! If I get an STD – just take some antibiotics! Parents need to teach their children that sex is a gift of marriage, not a right of passage. We must teach our children self discipline and self control – not just with sex, but with credit card usage, with eating, with time on the internet, etc. We are a society of selfish people who don't know the meaning of self control anymore. That is why we have rampant obesity, STD's, and credit card debt. Wake up people! It's time to start acting responsible!

    June 7, 2012 at 10:06 | Report abuse | Reply
    • psjoss

      stick with quilting....I assume you know more about that.If you click your heels three times you will travel back to 1955.....sans Michael J Fox...sorry!

      June 7, 2012 at 16:18 | Report abuse |
  39. Garrett

    If a disease made you sterile, what's the problem then? The world is getting over populated anyways. It could do us some good.

    June 7, 2012 at 10:54 | Report abuse | Reply
    • ZombieHunter2012

      THANK YOU!!

      June 7, 2012 at 15:25 | Report abuse |
  40. Dean Elbe

    Really? The very last treatment option is cephalosporins? Not even going to try carbapenems? No combination therapy? No experimental drugs? Obviously, drug-resistant bacteria whether its MRSA, VRE, or ?? what will we call this – CRNG?? is not good news, but I just can't see Infectious Disease clinicians throwing up their hands and saying there is **NOTHING** we can do for some infected with resistant gonorrhea.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Dean Elbe

    Just checked out the CDC recommendations for confirmed CNRG – azithromycin or gentamicin (or combo), and I am sure there are other novel combos that can and will be made in the coming months and years until a new effective single agent antibiotic is identified.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Chubby Checkit

    I guess I will be safe from STDs. I'm so fat I can't even get into my own pants !

    June 7, 2012 at 11:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Marc

    @Robert – God gave us free will, why won't people accept that? Besides it is God's job to judge, not ours. If we do then we are trying to play God and I am pretty sure that is punishable.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Danny

    I may be wrong but if memory serves me right this is an STD that can survive on a toilet seat or sink. So if that is the case all these pokes at morality are meaningless and we in fact have a much larger problem on our hands. Pun intended.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Tiffany

    People really needs to start practicing safe sex but this stuff is gross.

    June 7, 2012 at 13:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. jesushadit

    Historical and archaeological examinations of Jesus conclude that it is likely that he had gonorrhea, as well as syphilis. It is believed that syphilis was the cause of his delusions of grandeur and other hallucination type phenomena.

    June 7, 2012 at 14:07 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Snowy

      katw0man Posted on my first rebatch lekood just like that only i used some milk and it turned green.a luminous, unearthly, sick color of green.i think the fragrance used was oatmeal, milk and honey.why, how lovely that was!it is sitting, to this day, in the closet.since i can throw nothing away, itstill sits there unused, unloved, andunappreciated!finally, i am slowly getting up the nerveto try again .only leaving out the milk of course!

      August 1, 2012 at 22:56 | Report abuse |
  47. jesushadit

    Justin Bieber has been made aware of the situation, and is on his way to address the crisis.

    June 7, 2012 at 14:09 | Report abuse | Reply
    • XSoldier

      now that is genius LOL

      June 7, 2012 at 16:03 | Report abuse |
  48. Lee S

    I wonder if it smells like hickory chips when you pee?

    June 7, 2012 at 15:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. ZombieHunter2012

    The world is over-populated as it is...let this thing mutate and evolve to thin out the masses. 40% should do it!

    June 7, 2012 at 15:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. XSoldier

    God has nothing to do with these diseases you poor missinformed people. This is Science. This is natural selection being halted (or slowed) by human intervention. If you remove all political and religious blindfolds, you will see that nature is nature no matter how many presidents are elected and how many times you read the bible.

    June 7, 2012 at 16:01 | Report abuse | Reply
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