quinolones should NOT be used to treat gonorrhea anymore
The CDC now says that quinolones should NOT be used to treat gonorrhea anymore...in anyone.
Quinolones were already inappropriate for treating gonorrhea in men who have sex with men...or for infections acquired from Asia, Hawaii, or California.
Now quinolones are losing effectiveness in other patients. Over 7% of cases in heterosexual men nationwide are resistant to quinolones...and the rate is much higher in many cities.