Changes in CDC Gonorrhea Treatment Recommendations

The Pennsylvania Department of Health released a PA Health Alert Network (PAHAN-549-01-29-ADV) on Changes in the CDC Gonorrhea Treatment Recommendations. With the ongoing threat of antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a change to the recommended treatment for gonorrhea. It is suggested that providers adopt these new CDC recommendations as cases are at and a historic high. Young adults age 15-30 represent a significant disproportionate number of cases, representing 63% of all reported cases in 2020. Providers are encouraged to maintain a high index of suspicion for the emergence of resistant gonorrhea by immediately reporting any suspected treatment failures to 1-877-PA-HEALTH. Click here to read the PAHAN.