Navigation Links
New Symptom-free STD on the Rise in US and Australia

A new symptom-free sexually transmitted disease (STD) has surpassed Neisseria gonorrhea in prevalence among young adults in the US. In Australia too it is becoming a big menace, researchers say .

The new infection is named Mycoplasma genitalium and was first identified in the 1980s. It can cause inflammation of the urethra (the urinary passage from the bladder), in men, and inflammation of the cervix and the lining of the uterus in women, possibly leading to infertility.

In the current study, researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, tested 1714 women and 1218 men between the ages of 18 and 27 years participating in Wave III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

Results of the study are published in the American Journal of Public Health.

The investigators found Mycoplasma genitalium infection in 1.0 percent of the participants.

In contrast, the prevalence of gonorrhea was 0.4 percent. The prevalence of chlamydia infection was 4.2 percent.

The prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium infection was 11 times higher among individuals living with a sexual partner, seven times higher among blacks and four times higher among those who use condoms during sex.

None of the genitalium-positive individuals had any discharge.

"Many M. genitalium infections are asymptomatic, like chlamydial infections,'' principal investigator Dr. Lisa Manhart said.

"However, unlike chlamydia, it is probably too soon to recommend widespread screening for M. genitalium.''

There are no commercial tests to detect the organism, she explained.

Furthermore, she and her colleagues note in their report that it is not clear "whether M. genitalium-infected persons require or benefit from treatment - and if so, what antimicrobial therapy should be recommended.''


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Australian Scientists Silence Cancer Gene
2. Australia earmarks $74 Million to Fight Bird Flu
3. Australian Government To Stockpile Anti-Bird Flu Drug Relenza
4. Obesity among The Poor in Australia.
5. Increase In Health Insurance Premium Likely In Australia
6. Australian Company Gets $10 million For Developing Skin Cancer Gel
7. Australian Health funds stand accused
8. Bird flu scare in Australia
9. Australia to Show Leniency towards U.S. Pharmaceutical Companies
10. Australia awaits US FDA reports on ADHD drugs
11. No booster vaccine For every fourth child in Australia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... of our nation’s productivity, stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the single ... Then why are American workers so unhappy? , Just under half of American ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... 5K Run/Walk” at Cove Island Park on Sunday, with sunny skies, a light breeze ... event, raising nearly $33,000. , The 5k Run and Walk and 1-mile ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Spine Team Texas, a comprehensive spine ... announce one of their physicians has been invited to be a featured speaker at ... Practice Review conference on April 30, 2016. , Dr. R. Scott McPherson, a ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... announces the Gyrociser, an exercise invention which aids in proper muscle development. , ... Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "Globalization has threatened the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Torrance, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... comprehensive cosmetic dental treatments to improve smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is a fast-growing field as ... smiles. This offer allows patients to learn more about the options currently available to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... -- Elekta today announced that its leading-edge ... focal point of seven scientific presentations at ESTRO 35, ... & Oncology, taking place April 29 - May 3. ... and a high-field MRI scanner with sophisticated software that ... in real time. The MR-linac is designed to improve ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... Kan. , April 27, 2016  Bayer ... , a senior from the University of Florida ... of the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award (BECA). ... schools, which were awarded a total of $70,000 ... the last four years, Bayer has provided a ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... April 27, 2016 Global  ... 2.14 billion by 2022, according to a new ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150105/723757 ) , ... the efficiency and accuracy delivered by the new ... for novel urinalysis instruments and consumables. For instance, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: