‘Gonorrhea Alert’ Billboards Caution about New Drug-resistant Strain of STD

By Ged Kenslea, AHF Newsroom

New AHF billboards are prompted by a case of super-resistant strain of gonorrhea reported earlier this year to the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the CDC’s prior report of 468,514 cases of gonorrhea in the US in 2016—3.6% of which showed some degree of drug-resistance.

LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2018) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is launching its latest outdoor advertising campaign with new billboards raising an alarm and offering a ‘Gonorrhea Alert’ about drug-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted disease—including a case of what has been referred to as ‘super gonorrhea’  reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by physicians in the United Kingdom. The billboard ads come on the heels of a Los Angeles Times front-page article Monday reporting that “STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame.”

The ‘Gonorrhea Alert’ billboards urge the public to visit the www.FreeSTDCheck.org website to learn more about the disease and find locations to access free STD testing and affordable care for the treatment of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis through AHF.  READ MORE…

 


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