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Super-Gonorrhoea' Outbreak In Leeds

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From the BBC - Full article here  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34269315

 

Highly drug-resistant gonorrhoea is spreading in the north of England with an outbreak centred in Leeds, sexual health doctors have told the BBC.

One of the main treatments has become useless against the new strain of the sexually transmitted infection.

Twelve cases have been confirmed in Leeds and a further four have been reported in Macclesfield, Oldham and Scunthorpe.

However, there are likely to be more undiagnosed cases.

The strain in this outbreak is able to shrug off the antibiotic azithromycin, which is normally used alongside another drug, ceftriaxone.

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"The infection is spread by unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex" so that means NO OWO, NO RO and NO Anal in the Leeds area.

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should we all stop? i have a punt lined up next week in london.... punt without oral is almost pointless....  :(

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should we all stop? i have a punt lined up next week in london.... punt without oral is almost pointless....  :(

Use a condom to minimise risk.

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I read that and although it's not in my immediate area it is of at least some concern, especially when you see the 'sex degrees of separation' theory - who knows how accurate that is but it must be an even greater number if we are talking punters & escorts.

https://onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com/blog/sex-degrees/

I've just got to preferring OWO & CIM as a service when picking who to see, but that could well change. However, no reverse oral or french kissing (both of which can still spread the virus) and that'll be it for punting as far as I'm concerned.

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Is it any more contagious than other strains? I don't think it's going to go away.

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"The infection is spread by unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex" so that means NO OWO, NO RO and NO Anal in the Leeds area.

The original report commented that the men diagnosed had had sexual contacts all over the country, so it's not just a problem in Leeds and the other places mentioned.

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The original report commented that the men diagnosed had had sexual contacts all over the country, so it's not just a problem in Leeds and the other places mentioned.

Macclesfield and Scunthorpe have been mentioned.

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It is worrying that is for sure.. I knew it was around about a year ago but there had been no cases in the UK yet. 

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I see a well known parlour in Manchester has removed OWO for the time being, I wonder if others will follow suit?

Will any escorts or punters who post on here be making any changes?

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I see a well known parlour in Manchester has removed OWO for the time being, I wonder if others will follow suit?

Will any escorts or punters who post on here be making any changes?

In essence the risk of catching gonorrhea or any STI has not changed - if anyone changes then surely it would be hypocritical to change back, and at what point would you do so?This outbreak has already been going on for 6 months, with 15 cases reported.

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I see a well known parlour in Manchester has removed OWO for the time being, I wonder if others will follow suit?

Will any escorts or punters who post on here be making any changes?

 

No changes for me.. The risks I take will remain the same... Also it is only 15 cases in 6 months.. Yes 15 to many but not anywhere near epidemic proportions!  However, people will do what they wish! You just need to realise that any risk will always be there. Wearing a condom reduces the risk but it does not in any way eradicate the risks taken with having sex with strangers!

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No changes for me.. The risks I take will remain the same... Also it is only 15 cases in 6 months.. Yes 15 to many but not anywhere near epidemic proportions!  However, people will do what they wish! You just need to realise that any risk will always be there. Wearing a condom reduces the risk but it does not in any way eradicate the risks taken with having sex with strangers!

What an comprehensive statement! Perhaps you would care to enlarge on this.

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Condoms do not provide 100% protection and there is a small risk from kissing.

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From the BBC - Full article here  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34269315

 

Highly drug-resistant gonorrhoea is spreading in the north of England with an outbreak centred in Leeds, sexual health doctors have told the BBC.

One of the main treatments has become useless against the new strain of the sexually transmitted infection.

Twelve cases have been confirmed in Leeds and a further four have been reported in Macclesfield, Oldham and Scunthorpe.

However, there are likely to be more undiagnosed cases.

The strain in this outbreak is able to shrug off the antibiotic azithromycin, which is normally used alongside another drug, ceftriaxone.

According to yesterday's i newspaper, "those affected are being treated with an alternative antibiotic".

Perhaps we should all pause for a bit and see whether this alternative antibiotic is effective.

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STI's have evolved to pass from human to human via vaginal sex.  The infections do well in our sexual organs.  They do less well in other parts of the body.

 

So an STI will probably not do well in the mouth because the environment is wrong for them. The enzymes and acidity in the mouth is different to our sexual organs. So the risk of contracting an STI via oral sex is less than unprotected penetration.  The stomach is an especially nasty place for bugs that are not evolved for the stomach because of the very high acidity.

 

However, and this is especially relevant for HIV, if any of the buts that touch during sex are damaged (Cuts, bleeding gums, piles, zits, insect bites etc ) then that leaves an easy way for the infection to get into our bodies.  Which is why anal sex is so dangerous (danger of tearing the blood vessels down there)  and also why one should not brush ones teeth immediately before oral sex.

 

A throat infection can let an STI in, so one can get infected tonsils via oran, and gonorrhoea tonsillitis is fairly common.

 

I say all this so we can do a proper risk assessment..

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This isn't so much about CATCHING gonorrhoea - we all know the risks of that (I hope) - but about TREATING it. Resistance partly develops because some people don't finish their full course of antibiotics, and research into new ones has dropped, so yes, there's a real chance that should you catch this one you could have it for months, if not years. 

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Is there information on treatment times?

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This isn't so much about CATCHING gonorrhoea - we all know the risks of that (I hope) - but about TREATING it. Resistance partly develops because some people don't finish their full course of antibiotics, and research into new ones has dropped, so yes, there's a real chance that should you catch this one you could have it for months, if not years. 

 

I didn't think they had found anything to destroy the new strain, hence you would have it for life surely or until a treatment is found?

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I didn't think they had found anything to destroy the new strain, hence you would have it for life surely or until a treatment is found?

 

They are reported to be treating those affected with "an alternative antibiotic". Whether the success or failure of this alternative antibiotic is deemed to be sufficiently interesting to make the news pages of publications that you and I read remains to be seen.

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They are reported to be treating those affected with "an alternative antibiotic". Whether the success or failure of this alternative antibiotic is deemed to be sufficiently interesting to make the news pages of publications that you and I read remains to be seen.

 

As it has been around since 2013 in other countries, I am sure if there was a cure found, they would use that or mention it. 

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