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Over diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection and under diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infection: Distinguishing between Urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections can be challenging because the symptoms are similar and both are associated with abnormalities on urine analysis.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology: Advance online 10 June 2015.

Mycoplasma genitalium infection is significantly associated with increased risk of cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, preterm birth, abortion and infertility. Clinical Infectious Diseases (2015) 61 (3):418


Trichomonas vaginalis is identified as the etiological agent in 13% of cases of non-gonococcal urethritis in men attending an STI clinic.  Sena AC, et al,  J Infect Dis 2012;206:357–65
Mycoplasma genitalium, a sexually transmitted infection, increases the risk of acquisition of HIV by two fold in women. African study. AIDS. 13 March 2012
Seventeen percent of men visiting STD clinic for a new problem had urethritis, of whom 33% had gonococcal urethritis and 67% had nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). Sexually Transmitted Diseases: January 2012; 39 (1): 18 advance online
Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men: The prevalences of Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Trichomonas vaginalis were 43%, 31%, and 13%, respectively. No pathogens were identified in 29% of participants. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2011 Jan 15; 52 (2):163
The prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium is 3% to 5% in the general population. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2009; 36: 102
The prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium is 16% in female sex works. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2007; 34:274
Male circumcision approximately halved the odds of Mycoplasma genitalium infection in them. Sexually Transmitted Diseases December 2012; 39 (12)


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