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What is Mycoplasma genitalium, the common STI you’ve probably never heard of – The Conversation AU

You can have this STI without knowing it, or have symptoms, it can affect men and women, and it can be treated with antibiotics. Left untreated, it may cause complications….

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Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) with many of the hallmarks of its better-known counterpart, chlamydia.
You can have MG without knowing it, or have symptoms; it can affect men and women, and it can be treated with antibiotics.
However, unlike chlamydia, we only have a limited number of antibiotics to treat it, due to a quirk in its cellular structure and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. The antibiotics we need to use with resistant MG can also, uncommonly,…

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