Story: UN health agency: Antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections

30 August 2016

“The United Nations health agency has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.”

“Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and are generally curable with antibiotics, according to WHO. However, these STIs often go undiagnosed and are becoming more difficult to treat, with some antibiotics now failing as a result of misuse and overuse.”

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