- Fast & Discreet.
- Results by SMS or your preferred method.
- See the doctor once & get your tests covered by medicare.
- Other appropriate tests can be arranged at the same time.
- Scripts usually by phone at no additional cost.
- See the STD testing FAQs for details.
Mycoplasma: An emerging cause of STD
Mycoplasma Genitalium is a bacteria that is increasingly diagnosed as a cause of STD in Australia. Symptoms of Mycoplasma may be very similar to that of Chlamydia – causing symptoms such as a discharge from the urinary tract in men or women, or proctitis. There is recent evidence of a link between mycoplasma and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
The diagnosis has up until now required cultures on a swab or urine sample. The samples need to to be collected separately. There are now DNA tests which are the equivalent tests performed for chlamydia and gonococcus.
Treatment is with most often treated with the same antibiotic used to treat chlamydia – however, the bacteria is often resistant to Azithromycin and moxifloxacin may be required.
In summary, think of Mycoplasma when STD symptoms such as a urethral discharge or PID have not resolved. In addition to this, Mycoplasma will increasingly be tested for routinely.
|STD Australia – most recent data||New Cases: 2012||New Cases: 2011|
|HIV||1253 (25,708 total cases)||1031|
|Hepatitis B||6702 (207,000 total cases)||7,000 (approx)|
|Hepatitis C||10,114 (230,000 total cases)||10,261|