Safe sex reminder as antibiotic resistant gonorrhoea investigations continue
Public Health England (PHE) is issuing a reminder to the public to practise safe sex by using a condom with new or casual partners.
The call comes as an increase in antibiotic resistant cases of gonorrhoea continues, a further sign of the very real threat of antibiotic resistance to our ability to treat infections.
PHE continues to monitor and investigate gonorrhoea cases that are highly resistant to the antibiotic ‘azithromycin’. Cases first emerged in the north of England in November 2014.
Microbiologists and sexual health doctors in England are being notified that since September 2015 further cases have been confirmed in the West Midlands and in the South of England. This takes the total number of cases confirmed in England, between November 2014 and April 2016, to 34.