ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Sexual Health Day 2 Mycoplasma Genitalium
Mycoplasma Genitalium has a high prevalence within the community, is difficult to test for as well as being tricky to treat.
Mycoplasma his the cause of significant pathology including intrauterine death, PID, proctitis, cervicitis and urethritis.
Traditional treatment has always been 1g Azithromycin however there is significant emerging macrolide resistance. This leaves only Moxyfloxacin which is hard enough for me to get as a GP and Pristinamycin currently needing to be imported from France...
As reported we clearly need better testing that includes resistance screening as well as new antibiotics to target this insidious infection.
Mycoplasma Genitalium has certainly been a "theme" at this event and will be a a big part of future work. I have to wonder if MG infection may have been responsible for the many cases of "sterile prostatitis" I have treated over the years...
Watch this space.