New European STI guidelines
To test or not to test?
New European STI guidelines for Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma parvum and Ureaplasma urealyticum should make this clear.
Mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas belong to the class Mollicutes. Mycoplasma genitalium is a "true" STI causing male urethritis, and is associated with cervicitis and an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), endometritis and infertility. However, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and U. parvum are frequently found in the human urogenital tract in both healthy individuals and symptomatic patients.