When a festive night in the city end up in bed with a new partner, choose many danes are sensible enough to let themselves be check for stds at the doctor.
Others choose a so-called testing, which checks for, among other things gonorrhea and chlamydia, but it should be there, unless you have specific symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease, says the chief physician at Statens Serum Institut Jørgen Skov Jensen.
Hjemmetesten cover namely also a sexually transmitted disease by the name of Mycoplasma genitalium (M. genitalium), and if one has it, it is actually best that you do not know it, he says to Jyllands-Posten. Therefore, one should not buy the test.
"the Disease is less serious than chlamydia. There is less risk of getting pelvic inflammatory disease, and we know not with certainty, that man can become infertile by it. In addition, there is a huge resistance in this bacterium. In Denmark, half of the mycoplasma-infections resistant to the drug, one usually uses for chlamydia called azithromycin," says Jørgen Skov Jensen for the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
the Problem is, according to the superintendent, in tlfælde of that azithromycinen does not work, must use an antibiotic by the name of moxifloxacin, which is potentially more harmful than køndssygdommen. The drug can cause tendonitis and, in rare cases, ruptured tendons, which are chronic injuries.
According to Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten will be approximately 33,000 danes tested positive for chlamydia every year, and it is estimated that about half as many are becoming infected with M. genitalium.
Until recently, would have treated both diseases are similar, but now believe the doctors, that M. genitalium is so harmless, that you should only seek treatment if you have symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease.
the Symptoms of chlamydia and M. genitalium are similar, and include pain when urinating and discharge from the genitals.Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 18:00