Perspectives

Diagnostics to safeguard new and current antibiotics for gonorrhoea
22 Jan 2020

Diagnostics to safeguard new and current antibiotics for gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea and chlamydia are the two most common sexually transmitted infections in the world. Their similar symptoms make it challenging to differentiate between the infections and treat appropriately. As a consequence, syndromic treatment of gonorrhoea leads to inappropriate use of antibiotics. Cassandra Kelly-Cirino and Cecilia Ferreyra from FIND discuss why new and better diagnostics are needed to safeguard drugs to treat gonorrhoea.

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