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Scott Nieves of Denver, Colorado

Carrier No. 9678 Reported by Nieves on Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Scott Nieves
Scott Nieves
First Name: Scott
Last Name: Nieves
STD(s): Genital Herpes , Genital Warts , Hepatitis C , HPV
City: Denver
State/Territory: Colorado
Country: United States
Age: 36
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Race: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 10 inches
Weight: 185 lbs.
Infection Date: Monday, May 1, 2023
Disclosure History: Has failed to inform someone prior to exposure
Information Source: First hand knowledge(ex: confession)

Denver resident Scott J Nieves is making headlines for all the wrong reasons after reportedly spreading a new strain of gonorrhea during a recent trip to New Orleans. The strain, which is resistant to currently available medications, is causing concern among health officials in the city.

According to reports, Nieves traveled to New Orleans earlier this year and engaged in sexual activity with multiple partners while there. It wasn't until after he returned to Denver that he began experiencing symptoms of gonorrhea, which prompted him to seek medical attention.

Tests revealed that Nieves was infected with a new strain of the sexually transmitted disease that is resistant to common antibiotics like azithromycin and ceftriaxone. This is particularly alarming as these medications are typically used to treat gonorrhea infections.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea as a major public health threat, as it can lead to serious health problems like infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease if left untreated.

Health officials in New Orleans are now urging anyone who may have had sexual contact with Nieves to seek medical attention and get tested for gonorrhea. They are also reminding the public to practice safe sex, including using condoms and getting tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases.

The emergence of this new strain of gonorrhea is a stark reminder of the importance of safe sex practices and the need for continued research and development of new antibiotics to combat antibiotic-resistant strains. As this case demonstrates, the spread of resistant strains can have serious consequences for public health.


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