Since reaching historically low rates, many sexually transmitted infections have re-emerged in the United States. Of particular concern is the continued emergence of antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Since achieving historic lows, the rates of many sexually transmitted infections has been increasing in the United States. The problem is highlighted by the continued emergence of antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
About 820,000 new gonococcal infections occur in the United States each year, with some 570,000 appearing in young people ages 15-24. In an effort to stem the tide of infection, science has identified a potential new treatment, which uses a peptide to disrupt an enzyme the microbe needs to respirate.