"After years of warning that drug resistance in STDs was on the way, scientists have now found a strain of the bacterium that stands up to the usual antibiotic treatments, sparking fears that the days of easily banished gonorrhea are over. […]
Cases of gonorrhea that are resistant to the antibiotics usually used to treat the disease—cefixime, which is taken orally, and the injectable ceftriaxone—have been on the rise, reports MSNBC: According to the CDC, the number of samples from patients showing greater than normal resistance to cefixime grew from .2 percent in 2000 to 1.4 percent in 2010, while ceftriaxone resistance grew from .1 percent to .3. This particular finding is worrisome mainly because there aren’t any other well-established treatments for oral gonorrhea—because of its location, swallowing cefixime pills doesn’t help.”
While the strain isn’t uncurable, just difficult to kill, this certainly bodes poorly.