Posts tagged "gonorrhea"

If You Don’t Want An STD, Don’t Move To These Cities

If unrolling a Trojan isn’t part of your regular lifestyle, this terrifying new CDC report on sexually transmitted infections will tell you which cities you should stay far away from if you don’t want your genitals to fall right off. (Memphis. The answer to that question is Memphis.)

According to data pulled by…

Beejoli Shah / February 4, 2015

Just Kidding! That Sex Superbug Is Not About To Sweep Our Genitals

That potentially deadlier than AIDS sex superbug that you were up all night worrying about was so not worth losing any sleep over. Well, at least not this week. According to Dr. Kimberly Workowski, a professor of infectious disease, “The sky is not falling — yet.” Don’t worry, you fatalists, the sky will fall eventually,…

Ami Angelowicz / May 7, 2013

Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Are On the Rise

Here’s some unsettling news: Chlamydia and gonorrhea, both which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in women, are on the rise and both are more prevalent in women than men. According to the the 2011 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday, certain groups, including young people…

YourTango.com / December 17, 2012

Today In WTF: Toddler Exposed To Gonorrhea By Sucking On A Used Condom At A Playground

It happened in Florida. A toddler sucked on a used condom on a playground and may have gonorrhea, or even HIV, because of it. I’m not even going to make a Florida joke right now because this story is so thoroughly disturbing.

Teisha Sanders has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Urban League,…

Ami Angelowicz / October 31, 2012

The Gonorrhea Superbug Is Here

Did you need something new to worry about today? No problem, I can help you out with that. According to the C.D.C., a new strain of gonorrhea — aka “The Crap” — identified in a woman in Japan and two men in Norway, appears to be resistant to treatment. While no cases of the new…

Ami Angelowicz / July 12, 2011

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is one of the most commonly sexually transmitted diseases (STD), with about 700,000 people being infected each year in the United States. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 120.9 per 100,000 people in the U.S. were infected with gonorrhea. With that in mind, here’s five things you need to…

E.A. Anne / April 14, 2009

CDC Releases Latest STD Statistics

Yikes — 19 million STD infections occur each year according to the Center for Disease Control’s NEW report this week. The numbers from 2007 are in and the stats are a total bummer. Gonorrhea and chlamydia, the most common STDs, recorded the largest number of known cases to date, 1.5 million according to the most…

Simcha / January 15, 2009

Poll: Have You Had An STD?

I’ve already told you I’ve had HPV. I’ve managed to steer clear of any other STIs, but I know many people who have had herpes, crabs, gonorrhea, or chlamydia. What about you? Take our poll — don’t worry, all results are of course anonymous.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 18, 2008

Gone-orrhea!

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall people in a single bound….no it’s not Superman. It’s super bacterium gonorrhea! The microscopic crotch grabber is the strongest organism on the planet and much like promiscuous lovers, it can pull more than its fair share of tail, or, i…

Simcha / April 15, 2008

U.S. Fights Bloody War in Iraq, Also Loses Icky War On Crotch Rot At Home

Ding, ding, ding! The United States, the most developed country in the western world, has won the title of Chlamydia Queen, diagnosing a record 1 million cases last year. Eww. That’s the most ever for any sexually transmitted disease. Even better? Gonorrhea is on the rise as well, and an increasing number of those case…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007