CDC issuing new guidelines for gonorrhea treatment

August 9, 2012 1:27:08 PM PDT
The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is resistant to all but one antibiotic prompting the US Centers for Disease Control to issue revised guidelines for treatment.

The CDC now says the ingestible antibiotic Rocephin should be the first line treatment.

The drug should be used in combination with one of two oral antibiotics, Azithromycin or Doxycycline.

The CDC is concerned about the possibility of the potential for untreatable gonorrhea.