How often do you need to test for Ureaplasma urealyticum?
You can become infected with ureaplasma urealyticum if you have had unprotected sex. If so, you should be aware of your sexual health and seek STI screening as soon as possible if you have concerns. A comprehensive STI screen is recommended once a year or with every change of partner.
Who is at risk of ureaplasma urealyticum?
If you have had unprotected sex, you are potentially at risk of ureaplasma urealyticum. You have a higher risk if you have unprotected sex with someone who has had other sexual partners, with risk increasing with the number of partners. The infection can still be passed on to your partner even if you have no symptoms. In order to reduce the risk, practice safe sex by always using a condom.
Where can I get a test for ureaplasma urealyticum?
Confidante tests for 10 STIs at the same time, including ureaplasma urealyticum. Confidante is available to buy securely online here or you can find your nearest stockist to buy in store.
How reliable is the ureaplasma urealyticum test?
Ureaplasma urealyticum 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 ureaplasma urealyticum treated?
Ureaplasma urealyticum can be easily treated with a course of antibiotics. You should abstain from sex until you have completed treatment and the infection has cleared. 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.