Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Clinical Trials | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Male Urogenital Diseases | Microbiology
The goal of the Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinical Trial Group's Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) meeting was to assemble experts from academia, government, nonprofit and industry to discuss the current state of research, gaps and challenges in research and technology and priorities and new directions to address the continued emergence of multidrug-resistant NG infections. Topics discussed at the meeting, which will be the focus of this article, include AMR NG global surveillance initiatives, the use of whole genome sequencing and bioinformatics to understand mutations associated with AMR, mechanisms of AMR, and novel antibiotics, vaccines and other methods to treat AMR NG. Key points highlighted during the meeting include: (i) US and International surveillance programs to understand AMR in NG; (ii) the US National Strategy for combating antimicrobial-resistant bacteria; (iii) surveillance needs, challenges, and novel technologies; (iv) plasmid-mediated and chromosomally mediated mechanisms of AMR in NG; (v) novel therapeutic (eg, sialic acid analogs, factor H [FH]/Fc fusion molecule, monoclonal antibodies, topoisomerase inhibitors, fluoroketolides, LpxC inhibitors) and preventative (eg, peptide mimic) strategies to combat infection. The way forward will require renewed political will, new funding initiatives, and collaborations across academic and commercial research and public health programs.
sexually transmitted diseases, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, antimicrobial resistance
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Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Mar;46(3):e18-e25. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000929. Link to article on publisher's site
Sexually transmitted diseases
Cristillo AD, Rice PA. (2019). Antimicrobial Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Proceedings of the STAR Sexually Transmitted Infection-Clinical Trial Group Programmatic Meeting. Open Access Articles. https://doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000929. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/3815
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