Treatment of Resistant STIs
Your friend confides in you that her partner has just been diagnosed with gonorrhea. Her partner received a shot of antibiotics in the doctors office as well as a prescription for antibiotic pills. She is too embarrassed to go to the doctor to be tested. Since her partner has already received treatment in the form of a shot, they have offered to split the pills with her (they will each take half of the course of antibiotic pills). Write a letter/email to your friend explaining why she should be tested for gonorrhea right away. Your letter should inform her about:The long term consequences of this infection (explain what can happen if this is not properly treated)Explain how bacteria become resistant to antibioticsWhy it is important for her and her partner to each take an entire course of treatmentYou need to demonstrate your understanding of both reproductive anatomy/STIs and evolution/natural selection.