A man in the UK has contracted a super-strength form of gonorrhoea, the Guardian reports.
Public Health England said this is the first time globally that a case has displayed such high-level resistance to both of the drugs used to treat the infection and to most other commonly used antibiotics.
The man contracted the sexually transmitted disease from a sexual encounter with a woman in south-east Asia.
Here at GMAP we expect to see the first cases of this kind of drug-resistant gonorrhoea among gay men in the UK in the near future.
For several years now we’ve been warning of the wicked sidelining and demonising of condoms as part of the propaganda campaign that surrounds PrEP. Certain bareback-loving individuals connected with the gay (ill)health organisations seem to have made it their mission to undermine and discourage condom use, despite condoms providing great protection against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) .
Sensibly, the NHS has said that PrEP should be used with a condom. But in most cases that isn’t what’s happening. Once drug resistant STIs become an issue in the UK, reduced condom use will prove to be a nail in the coffin for any increased roll out of PrEP. It would be too much of a risk to public health.
It’s in all our interests to speak up against those who promote bareback sex and who suggest that irresponsible sexual behaviour shouldn’t be stigmatised. If drug resistant gonorrhoea became commonplace it would severely impact on all sexual activities for all of us as gay men.