STDs are Becoming More and More Prevalent, but There is Hope in an Old Antibiotic

STDs are Becoming More and More Prevalent, but There is Hope in an Old Antibiotic
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We get it: you might be a big hit with the ladies or the gents, but that doesn’t mean that it’s ok to become an eager beaver each time you hit the mark. Getting into monkey business with multiple partners in a short time can surely leave you with unwanted memories.

Of course, there are so many ways of protecting yourself nowadays, but even so, STDs are out there, and they’re spreading fast, unfortunately. The best conclusion that can arise is, obviously, that many folks don’t play by the rules. 

More cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are reported

According to Yahoo News, health officials’ data shows that there are more cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis reported. But even so, doctors are optimistic that an old drug could provide help in overcoming these diseases. 

But what caused the surge in STD cases? According to experts, less condom use, poor sex education, and fewer tests being performed during the COVID pandemic are to blame. 

Doctors see hope in the use of doxycycline, which is an antibiotic recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be taken as a morning-after pill. The drug is also very old, as it has been on the market for over five decades.

Dr. John M. Douglas Jr. stated as Yahoo News quotes:

Sexually transmitted infections are an enormous, low-priority public health problem. And they’ve been a low-priority problem for decades, in spite of the fact that they are the most commonly reported kind of infectious disease.

If left untreated, any STD can have serious consequences on a patient’s health. However, syphilis could be considered one of the most dangerous STDs out there, as it can damage the brain, nerves, and organs.

Let’s face it: the severity of STDs doesn’t represent some sort of sacred cow. Avoiding talking about the subject is a terrible idea. 


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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