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The prevalent, highly drug-resistant new STI nobody’s testing for

May 24, 2016

Global News | May. 24, 2016

Researchers have found the first evidence of sexually transmitted infection Mycoplasma genitalium in Canada. It’s highly prevalent, inordinately drug-resistant, and clinics aren’t testing for it — until recently there was no standardized test available. University of Toronto epidemiologist Dionne Gesink co-authored a paper published in Canadian Family Physician earlier this year documenting the first proof the increasingly common STI is proliferating in Canada — in Toronto, specifically. Read more.