'Stealth' STI Mycoplasma genitalium risks becoming a superbug

Doctors often mistake the infection for chlamydia the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV said

Cash-strapped NHS services are misdiagnosing the MG infection because of a lack of testing kits which cost just £4 ($5.30) each, reports Mirror UK.

Like any STI, the best way to prevent MG is by using condoms.

Left unchecked, they say this could result in thousands of women each year at increased risk of infertility from pelvic inflammatory disease caused by MG.

An estimated 2 percent of people are infected in the United Kingdom, so The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has released new guidelines about how to treat and diagnose MG.

Paddy Horner, of BASHH, said last night: "MG has the potential to become a superbug within a decade, resistant to standard antibiotics. We both sensibly got tested and declared clean at the start of the relationship but GUM [genitourinary medicine] clinics don't test for MG, unless you have symptoms".

"After a few weeks I tested positive, while my partner was negative, which didn't make sense".

"Then out of the blue I got a UTI and symptoms were exactly like MG".

Keep calm and carry on: Williams serene at Wimbledon
After going a couple of weeks without hitting a serve, Williams has regained her ability with that stroke nicely at Wimbledon . That year, Cilly Aussem and Hilde Krahwinkel went on to set up the only all-German women's final in Grand Slam history.

"We were put on antibiotics for two weeks but had no sexual contact for five, to make sure we were clean".

"I am now certain it has returned and I am awaiting further test results".

Dr Peter Greenhouse, a sexual consultant in Bristol and BASHH member, urged people to take precautions.

Don't feel bad if you haven't heard of Mycoplasma genitalium - although the organism is well-known to infectious disease specialists, the average doctor likely doesn't remember much about it after learning about it briefly in medical school, said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious-disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Almost half of 16 to 24-year-olds admit they have had sex with a new partner without using a condom, a Public Health England report said in December.

The most recent figures from Public Health England show that diagnoses of syphilis are at their highest level for almost 70 years, with 7,137 cases in 2017, a 20 per cent rise on the previous year, and more than twice that recorded in 2012. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

Related News:



Most liked

Puerto Rican T-shirt video controversy results in officer's resignation
The incident in question occurred June 14 in Caldwell Woods Forest Preserve on the Far Northwest Side. There was also a comment at the end "Why don't you and your people go back where you came from".

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit: Trump hails alliance spending promises after crisis meeting
So, in a stroke, he shifted attention away from his own ties to the Kremlin just days before he meets one-on-one with Putin. Still, Trump has been more conciliatory behind the scenes, including at a leaders' dinner Wednesday.

Croatia defender says country 'makes good love'
He can still improve, 100 per cent. "He played a fantastic tournament so far". Now there is only one game left to make it forever. We beat our record from 20 years ago.

FIFA Ask Broadcasters To Reduce Shots Of Attractive Female Fans
The victims had included Russian women harassed by fans and television reporters who had been accosted while broadcasting. "We've done it with our host broadcast services".

Farbrace says Root can learn from one-day captain Morgan
His decision was not proving to be the best as England openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy were scoring at 8 runs per over. Indian wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav made a flurry of records in the first ODI of the three-match series against England .

World Cup photographer crushed by celebrating Croatian team, captures every moment
Coach Dalic spoke for an hour on Thursday back at the same Luzhniki Stadium where his team broke English hearts the day before. Croatia lost that encounter 2-1 before going on to secure bronze - until Wednesday their best performance at a global finals.

DOJ reopens Emmett Till case after ‘new information’ arises
Deliberations took barely an hour, with one juror claiming the acquittal could've come sooner had they not stopped to have a soda. Till's cousin, Deborah Watts, said she was not told the case was reopened until AP contacted her but said it was "wonderful".

Trump arrives in United Kingdom to pomp and protest
The middle son of the United States president is executive vice-president of the Trump Organisation and oversees the golf resorts. It has been dubbed Storm Trump and the country is braced for a USA presidential visit that has split opinion like never before.

Armless Miami man charged with stabbing Chicago tourist
Jonathan Crenshaw is a fixture in South Beach, known for painting canvasses with his feet in the heavily trafficked tourist area. Neither men dispute that Coronado was stabbed, but Crenshaw said he was attacked first, according to the arrest report.

Former Catalan leader can be extradited on corruption charges, German court rules
The court has not made a decision to impose any precautionary measures on Puigdemont, meaning that he remains a free man. Rebellion carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, while misuse of public funds carries up to 12 years.

Man with the world's longest fingernails gets them cut
Before Williams, Christine Walton held the title from 2011 with nails measured at 19 feet and nine inches until she cut them off. He was flown from Pune to NY for this ceremony by Ripley's Believe It or Not museum - where his nails will be immortalized.

World Cup semi-final England v Croatia
Expectations around the England team had scarcely been as low as they were when, in 2016, Southgate stepped in to steady the ship. He said: " Gareth Southgate is the best manager to ever manage England". "I think @schofe really suits a waistcoat".

England vs Croatia Start Time & Odds
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle is concerned with Harry Kane's fitness ahead of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

Ronaldo's career in 60 seconds as Juventus move confirmed
Today, Belgium plays France in the highly anticipated semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation . The exit of the Portuguese star will bring a lot of funds which will be enough to lure big-name players.

Watchdog urges record £500000 fine for Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data scandal
The watchdog also plans to bring criminal charges against Cambridge Analytica's defunct parent company SCL Elections. The decision was welcomed by former Cambridge Analytica employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie.