Monday, November 18, 2013

Have You Heard of Mycoplasma Genitalium?

As we conclude our look at some of most common STDs this week, we want to make sure you know about a bacterium called Mycoplasma genitalium, which actually has surpassed gonorrhea in prevalence among young people in the United States. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re not alone – even some doctors aren’t that familiar with it.

Most M. genitalium infections are asymptomatic. Long-term effects are similar to gonorrhea and chlamydia. When diagnosed, it can be treated with antibiotics. It is likely that condom use will significantly reduce your risk for this infection. For more information on this prevalent STD, click here.

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