WHO releases new treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis
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New guidelines for the treatment of 3 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by WHO in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and are generally curable with antibiotics. However, these STIs often go undiagnosed and are becoming more difficult to treat, with some antibiotics now failing as a result of misuse and overuse. Resistance of these STIs to the effect of antibiotics has increased rapidly in recent years and has reduced treatment options.