Truvada May Be Getting Unfairly Blamed for the Spread of STDs
PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STDs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.
Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space
NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
Catheters Are Causing Serious Problems in Hospitals
Around a third of people catheterized will develop bacteria in their urine, and a quarter will develop symptoms of a catheter-associated UTI.
Living With It
I'm Living With an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection
"I got MRSA during the winter break of my senior year of college. My first outbreak lasted six months and was all below the belt. I had it on my genitals, along my ass, and down my legs."
It May Soon Be Impossible to Treat Gonorrhea
Two-thirds of countries have reported gonorrhea cases that resist all known antibiotics.
Untreatable Infections Are Likely Killing More People Than Doctors Thought
The parents of one 27-year-old who died are speaking out.
Bacteria-Killing Viruses Found in a Pond Knocked Out an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection
Phage therapy isn’t a new idea, but it’s taken a while to gain traction in the US.
Surfers May Be Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Swallowing Poop-Laced Water
People swabbed their own butts for this study.
Rare Strain of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in North America
A 23-year-old Canadian woman with no symptoms tested positive.
Race and Health
White Kids Are More Likely to Be Given Antibiotics They Don't Need
This is both good and bad news for kids of color.
Untreatable Gonorrhea Is Terrifying, So Scientists Are Stepping Up
But don't toss your condoms yet.
We Can’t Make Blanket Rules About Finishing Antibiotic Prescriptions
Despite recent headlines, you may still need to take all of the pills in the bottle.