You are about leaving the Roche Diagram website now.


In the Spotlight: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

More than one million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide. Two of the most common STIs – Neisseria gonorrhoeae and syphilis – cause greater concern because they are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Roche Diagram magazine speaks to Dr Edward Hook, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Director of the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Program for the Jefferson County (Alabama) Department of Health, USA, to find out how regular screening can be a part of the solution to antimicrobial resistant STIs – one of the top 10 global health threats.


¹World Health Organization. 2019. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

²World Health Organization. 2016. Global Health Sector Strategy on Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016 – 2021.

³Rowley J, Vander Hoorn S, Korenromp E, Low N, Unemo M, Abu-Raddad LJ, et al.  Global and Regional Estimates of the Prevalence and Incidence of Four Curable Sexually Transmitted Infections in 2016. WHO Bulletin. June 2019.

Report on global sexually transmitted infection surveillance, 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2018. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2019. Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance: Biggest Threats and Data

*The information contained in this article was extracted from Edition 2019, Vol 6.

Read this volume online

You May Also Like

15 November 2022

Strengthening Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases Elimination in Asia Pacific

While the ability to engage with the world of healthcare is determined by the availability, accessibility, and efficiency of healthcare systems and infrastructure; people’s willingness to engage with the healthcare…

Read More
21 October 2022

Cycling for Change: Man on a Mission

Noel Tan, a People & Organisational Growth consultant at Roche has always had a passion for teaching. Not only because he began his career as a teacher, but also because…

Read More
21 October 2022

Growing Our Understanding of the Global Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.2 What is Alzheimer’s Disease, and how can it affect people? Read this infographic to find out more.

Read More