When gonorrhea has gone on its own

If we get diagnosed with gonorrhea we always treat the patient. The PCR tests we use give us confidence as they are exceptionally sensitive and precise. But I have mentioned elsewhere in this blog that sometimes these INFECTIONS WILL DISAPPEAR ON THEIR OWN! Another Dutch study has shown that on average about 1 in 6 […]

Happy Christmas office party, and take care!

Christmas is here and the office party is round the corner. It’s typically said that colleagues will have sex together at these parties but the next day their lips are sealed….what happens at the office party stays there… But a study performed in the UK just before Covid put this into context: If you have […]

Moxifloxacin and Mycoplasma genitalium

I had been looking for Spanish data so I could mention here how the subject of antibiotic resistance in the damned bacteria Mycoplasma genitalium is progressing, which has not been an easy task. Let me remind you a bit why this is important…… An Australian company (SpeeDx) has developed a tool that tells us whether […]

Adolescent sexters and sexting

We all know that children are more and more exposed to sexual imagery and the effect that can have on the development of their sexuality and their integral sexual health Sexting is when “sexters” send messages with a sexual content – this could be pictures, videos, of a pornographic nature, and of third parties or […]

The risk of HIV in just one single sexual contact

We’ve had decades now collecting data on the risk of HIV in oral, vaginal and anal sex Now we know that the risk of HIV in unprotected sex with SOMEONE ON MEDICATION IS ZERO. But just what is the risk of HIV in vaginal sex? Can I catch HIV in oral sex? This excellent article […]

Giving up Chemsex after an STI

In Los Angeles, USA men who have sex with men and also did Chemsex (sex in the context of mephedrone or tina) who get diagnosed with an STI (sexually transmitted infection) were found to radically reuce their drug use afterwards. They asked participants to fill out a questionnaire about what their sex life is like […]

Getting tested for STIs reduces HIV risk

En este estudio, calcularon que 1 en cada 20 casos de VIH se pudo evitar detectando gonorrea o clamidia y erradicándolas con antibióticos. Tener gonorrea o clamidia en el recto o cuello de útero incrementa el riesgo del VIH si te expones a este virus también. Of course, most rectal and cervical (in the cervix) […]

Gonorrhea, no new antibiotics

There are many reasons why we’re seeing little effort in the clinical development of new antibiotics to treat gonorrhea. As I’ve mentoned elsewhere, this bacteria is beginning to become resistant to the older antibiotics like ciprofloxacin or azithromycin, and we’re left only with the injectable ceftriaxone. Here you can find a nice summary that explains […]