Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea is On the Rise: Should Gay and Bi Men Be Concerned?

Slate, Sept. 2 2016 1:07 PM

For many gay and bi men, it’s a perennial point of contention: Are “minor” sexually transmitted infections—like chlamydia or gonorrhea—a cause for serious concern or major behavior modification?

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, featured in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, found a significant rise in resistance to one of the drugs used to treat gonorrhea: azithromycin.