There were reports that surfaced earlier this week about the Super bug version of Gonorrhea that is highly resistant to the current antibiotics on the market had been discovered in Hawaii, however, those findings were false.
According to an article on Www.uproxx.com, The Hawaii Health department released a statement stating that "the strands of gonorrhea found were actually normal strands of the STD that were able to be treated by antibiotics."
Everyone can take a breath of relief in knowing that this bug hasn't hit stateside yet, however, it is moving closer and will eventually make its way onto US soil.
Gonorrhea, like most STIs, is asymptomatic, which means that it has no symptoms. So someone carrying the disease may never know they were exposed to the bacteria at all, and the problem with this is that this strain of gonorrhea isn't dying when the current antibiotics used to treat the regular strand are used on it. The scary part about this disease, according to Naturopathic Medicine doctor Alan Christianson, is that “This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly,” and "Getting gonorrhea from this strain might put someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days."
Scientists are working around the clock to find a cure, but until then, we all need to make sure we protect ourselves and get tested regularly to insure our sexual health safety.
I first wrote about "Super Gonorrhea" last year as more reports of findings in Europe began to surface, and for every sexually active person on the planet, this should be a concern and something to look out for. The only way to completely protect yourself from catching any STD is to abstain from sex, but if you choose to remain sexually active, please practice safer sex and use condoms! They come in various sizes, textures and in non latex versions for those who are allergic to the rubber.