Doctors Say Thousands of Brits Have the STI Mycoplasma Genitalium, and Don’t Even Know it

Doctors Say Thousands of Brits Have the STI Mycoplasma Genitalium, and Don’t Even Know it

By Aatif Sulleyman on 12 Nov 2015 at 4:30PM
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/11/doctors-say-thousands-of-brits-have-the-sti-mycoplasma-genitalium-and-dont-even-know-it/

Doctors are warning Brits about what may just be the vaguest STI in the world. Hundreds of thousands of us could apparently be carrying Mycoplasma genitalium (MG), though we could be totally oblivious. That’s because there are very few symptoms and we’re not even 100 per cent sure it’s passed on through unprotected sex.

MG was first discovered back in 1981, and there’s not a great deal known about it. However, new evidence suggests it could be relatively widespread amongst the population, with people who don’t use condoms, have more sexual partners, live in deprived areas, or are aged 25-44, most at risk. According to the International Journal of Epidemiology, 1 per cent of Brits between 16 and 44 who have had sex have MG. Crikey.

It’s said to cause urethritis, cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease, and may even lead to female infertility. “Further research is needed to understand the clinical implications of infection and possible longer-term complication,” said Dr Pam Sonnenberg, an STI expert at UCL. “This information, together with information on resistance patterns to guide antibiotic choice, will inform recommendations on how to test for and manage MG infection.”

Blame it all on Tinder. Or not.

  • theunhivedmind

    I don’t have to remind you that mycoplasmas are man-made biological weapons which can morph into a form which represents a virus or a bacteria. The way these biological weapons work counter testing and treatment, in other words these are stealth weapons. Mycoplasmas have been placed into the biosphere for drug profits and dependency not to mention outright Malthusian death figures all for Malthusian population control. Don’t believe that the anti-smoking campaign is to target cancer rates or that salt is demonized for other health reasons. The real reason salt and smoking are being attacked is because both help combat the effects of mycoplasma warfare. This biological weapon is a nano-technology based upon the workings of the deadly syphilis bacteria.

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