New Test Becomes the First Reliable Mycoplasma Genitalium Detection Opportunity

The FDA in America has given its approval for new tests that can positively identify an STI-causing bacterium called Mycoplasma genitalium. The FDA approval came after 12,000 samples were examined and the reliability of the test was confirmed. Mycoplasma genitalium is known to cause urinary and reproductive tract infections. Until present, however, there was no reliable way to test for its presence. The early treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium infections is very important because in the long run, these could contribute to infertility or pregnancy complications.

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A Rare, Serious Form of Gonorrhoea Has Appeared: Here Are the Details

Five cases of a rare form of gonorrhoea infection have been identified in the US. Called disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI), this condition is caused by the bacterium that is responsible for the STI. DGI usually results from a high viral load, which is why the diagnosis of five people with this medical condition is uncommon. Doctors recommend regular screening for all sexually active individuals, as well as the practice of safe sex with condoms to bring down the risk of infections.

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The World Sees Growth in New Syphilis Cases, Are Dating Sites to Blame?

Syphilis infection rates have skyrocketed in many parts of the world, including Asian countries, Europe, the US and Canada.in some instances, the increase in new infections exceeds 187 per cent. Singapore has also noted a growing trend of STI infections over the past few years. According to researchers, dating apps and internet-based technologies contribute to the problem. They make casual encounters easier and much more accessible, which leads to the effortless spread of diseases like syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

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Number of Syphilis Diagnoses in Thailand Goes Up: What Are the Dangers?

The number of new syphilis infections in Thailand has been on the rise, especially among younger individuals. Authorities worry about the trend because it indicates increased prevalence of unsafe sexual practices. The rate of infections among sex workers is also relatively high, which jeopardises the health of tourists and visitors to the country. While syphilis is relatively easy to treat, it can remain hidden for a long period of time. The infection increases the risk of contracting other STDs, as well.

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