Mycoplasma genitalium (MG): Sex Superbug Could Be ‘Worse Than AIDS’


MG is an infectious sexual disease, which can be proven to be the next superbug if we are not giving attention. Health experts around the world are giving these warnings.

Usually, there are no initial symptoms of Mycoplasma genitalium, but it can cause infection in the genitals of both men and women. It is so dangerous that women may also have infertility in them.

MG early symptoms are not easily understood, therefore it is also difficult to cure if the treatment is not done properly, Antibiotic can also be neutral on this.

‘ British Association of Sexual Health and HIV  has given new advice about the disease in view of the severity of the situation.

What is MG?


Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that can lead to urinary swelling in the urine. It causes secretion of genitalia and is difficult to piss.

Men genitals (uterus and fallopian tubes) may be swollen due to MG. The result can be found in pain, bleeding and fever.

Unsafe sex is being said to be the biggest cause of MG. Condoms can be effective in preventing this infection.

It was first known in the UK in the 1980s and it was believed that one to two % of the population was affected by it.

The symptoms of MG are not always known and it does not always require treatment, but it can be ignored or it may be confused with other sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia.

Mycoplasma genitalium treatment

Some tests have been conducted recently to check the MG, but these are not available in all hospitals. It is possible to treat with medicines and antibiotics, but in many cases, the medicines are not affected by this disease.

Better prevention of condom

The effect of antibiotics ‘Macrolides‘ used in the treatment of MG has reduced the percentage of a patient in the world. In the UK, its impact on people has fallen by almost 40%. The relief is that the second antibiotic ‘Azithromycin‘ is still effective in most cases.

Doctor Peter Greenhouse in Bristol says that the more awareness that people will have about MG, the more help it will get in prevention. He has advised people to use condoms and make safer sex.

Paddy Horner is one of the health experts writing new guidelines for MG prevention.

He said, “The new guidelines have been issued because it can not be done on the 15-year old path. If we continue to adopt the old method then there is no doubt that big problems like superbug will be in front of us which will cause ‘health emergency’as a situation in the world. “

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