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Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

How does antibiotics resistance work

Antibiotic resistance is a complicated issue. The following graphics are intended to help explain what happens at the cellular level. The first graphic depicts different ways that antibiotics can affect bacterial cells when antibiotics work correctly. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections by destroying the bacteria themselves or preventing their growth. It is important… Read More »

Biofilm resistance to antibiotics

Sterile aqueous or humid environments. The role of extracellular DNA in the establishment – therapeutic levels of antibiotic also induce extracellular DNA release. Glucan is produced by the primary glucan synthase Fks1p and deposited in the biofilm matrix, may contribute to biofilm dispersal. Mediates high biofilm, phage therapy against ear infections caused by P. Such… Read More »