How often do you need to test for Mycoplasma hominis?
As mycoplasma hominis will not always present with symptoms it is important to get tested if you suspect you may be at risk. Regular sexual health screening will detect this and other STIs. A comprehensive STI screen is recommended once a year or with every change of partner.
Who is at risk of Mycoplasma hominis?
All sexually active individuals are at risk of mycoplasma hominis. In order to reduce risk of getting mycoplasma hominis practice safe sex by always using a condom every time you have sex. The risk increases with the number of changes in sexual partner also.
Where can I get a test for Mycoplasma hominis?
Confidante tests for 10 STIs at the same time, including mycoplasma hominis. Confidante is available to buy securely online here or you can find your nearest stockist to buy in store.
How reliable is the Mycoplasma hominis test?
Mycoplasma hominis 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 hominis treated?
Mycoplasma hominis can be treated with antibiotics. It is important to remember that mycoplasma hominis is different to other STIs, so you should seek advice from your doctor regarding your individual circumstances for treatment. If your results are positive, contact your GP for treatment.
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.