According to The Independent, ‘Doctors and the public have been urged to look out for mycoplasma genitalium (MG), which the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has warned will “undoubtedly lead to a public health emergency” if left unchecked.’ If you haven’t heard of MG, you’re not alone, although the infection was discovered in the early 1980s. Symptoms are similar to those of chlamydia, which means it is often misdiagnosed — treated with the wrong antibiotics, the organism can develop drug resistance.
Cosmopolitan adds: “So how can you protect yourself? As always, use a barrier method—i.e. a condom—when having sex. Get tested for STIs regularly, and pay attention to any odd symptoms or sensations in and around your pelvic area. And the good news for MG in particular is that, according to CNN, a clinical test for the infection became available in the past year, making tracking, treating, and controlling the spread of infection a bit easier.”
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