How often do you need to test for Mycoplasma genitalium?
If you have had a sexual encounter that has given you cause for concern, for example, if it was unprotected sex, you should test for mycoplasma genitalium. As there are often no symptoms, you may not know you have it until further complications arise. A comprehensive STI screen is recommended once a year or with every change of partner.
Who is at risk of mycoplasma genitalium?
All sexually active individuals are at risk of mycoplasma genitalium. It is spread via unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sex. In order to reduce your risk of mycoplasma genitalium, practice safe sex by using a condom every time you have sex.
Where can I get a test for mycoplasma genitalium?
Confidante tests for 10 STIs at the same time, including mycoplasma genitalium. Confidante is available to buy securely online here or you can find your nearest stockist to buy in store.
How reliable is the mycoplasma genitalium test?
Mycoplasma genitalium is included as one of the ten STIs that Confidante tests for simultaneously. Confidante is a cutting-edge testing procedure that uses molecular diagnostics that far exceed other STI tests currently available.
The test screens for multiple STI pathogens to identify specific viral, protozoan or bacterial pathogens
How is mycoplasma genitalium treated?
If your results are positive, contact your GP for treatment. Mycoplasma genitalium can be treated with antibiotics. This infection has been known to quickly build up a resistance to antibiotics so it is important that you complete the full course and abstain from sex until it has cleared.
What are the benefits of home testing?
Home testing avoids the inconvenience or embarrassment of attending a GUM or sexual health clinic for STI screening. With Confidante you can easily buy the kit online or at your nearest stockist. When purchasing online, the kit will be delivered to your chosen address in a discreet, plain package. You can take the test at a time and place that suits you in the privacy of your own home with no worries about having to discuss your sexual practices or details with a doctor or nurse.