BASHH Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen) educational day

15th November 2018

The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) held an education day for members on the 11th July to support the launch of the new NICE accredited treatment guidelines for Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen), a relatively new STI that affects around 1 in 100 people and which can if left untreated, can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

Results from a recent survey of BASHH members revealed that seven in ten respondents said they couldn’t afford diagnostic tests recommended by the guidelines, and further research showed that only one in ten public health commissioners were making provisions for testing equipment in their 2019 budget.

Presentations from the Mgen educational day have now been made available for members to view on the BASHH website here. The BASHH Mgen guidelines are accessible online here.

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