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What You Need to Know About STD Symptoms and Treatments

Scientists have released evidence of a new gonorrhea "superbug" -- one resistant to all forms of antibiotics that are currently available for treatment. Although many observers from the scientific community have called this an "alarming" development, few are surprised. Gonorrhea is one of the world's most common STDs, and it has shown a notable tendency to mutate in order to survive antibiotic treatment.Although gonorrhea is not fatal -- yet -- it can cause serious health complications if left untreated, and can leave women unable to bear children.This news only serves to reinforce the importance of knowing how to identify STDs when you suspect you have one, and perhaps more importantly, the importance of having safe sex.The topic of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) is an unpleasant one. Also known as sexually transmitted infections (STI) and venereal diseases (after Venus, the Roman goddess of love), the reported cases of STDs have been at epidemic numbers for years.Despite having ...

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