Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pandemic Sex Diseases: Permanent Cure Dismissed

In a desperate attempt to contain the spread of drug-resistant gonorrhea, and simultaneously satisfy the demands of the hedonist culture, government-funded researchers are rushing drug "cures" with significant side effects.

It appears that there's plenty of funding for questionable research, but not for the perfect cure: moral values.

For background, read Fictional 'Safe Sex' - Government Losing War on STDs and also read New Sex Disease, Worse than HIV/AIDS, Identified as well as Obama Pushes HIV Testing but Won't Admit the Cause

UPDATE 3/7/14: Obama Wants an End to Abstinence, Favors Anal Sex

UPDATE 5/26/14: Another U.S. Deadly Gay Disease Epidemic: Syphilis

-- From "New alternatives examined for treating gonorrhea" by Lindsay Friedman, USA TODAY 7/15/13

Federal researchers this week will announce the result of a trial of the new treatments at an international conference on sexually transmitted diseases in Vienna.

The clinical trial, funded and conducted by the [U.S.] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, included 401 infected men and women ages 15-60, who were given two different combinations of injectable and oral antibiotics widely available in the USA. Results showed a 100% rate of effectiveness in one combination of antibiotics (injectable gentamicin with oral azithromycin) and a 99.5% rate of success in the other (oral gemifloxacin with oral azithromycin). Both solutions cured infections in the throat and rectum 100% of the time.

According to the CDC, the scenario is becoming more common because of the rapid growth of antibiotic-resistant infections such as gonorrhea. Because of these mutations, infections are more easily spread and more expensive and difficult to treat.

The drug would be an improvement beyond other prevention techniques such as abstinence . . .

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From "Caution Urged on Gonorrhea Drugs" by Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times 7/15/13

. . . harsh side effects mean they should be reserved for patients allergic to current first-line therapy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

. . . more than a third [of test patients] suffered nausea, diarrhea or abdominal pain.

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From "Treatments Emerge for Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea" by Betsy McKay, Wall Street Journal 7/15/13

The sexually transmitted disease often called "the clap" infects an estimated 800,000 people a year in the U.S. It can have serious consequences, such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy, and it can increase the risk of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Worse, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea have become resistant to all but one class of antibiotics, and they are gradually outsmarting even that one. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only one antibiotic may now safely be used on a regular basis, and it has to be injected. That makes treatment difficult, because many doctors don't stock the injection, meaning patients have to come back for treatment. And many patients prefer pills to shots.

Public-health officials are warning that deadly bacteria are outwitting medicines, spawning new drug-resistant forms of disease that few, if any, medicines can treat. At the same time, few new antibiotics are being developed to overcome the evolving organisms; one problem is they aren't lucrative for drug companies, Dr. Bolan said.

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Also read Abstinence Education Effective, Fed Study Shows as well as Abstinent Teens the Norm, Moral Sex-Ed Works: Study