Usually, treatment is with an antibiotic pill taken once a day for 10-14 days. Sometimes, a different antibiotic is used. Finish all of the pills you are given, even if you feel better before taking them all, so the bacteria is completely wiped out. You should not have sex for two weeks after you start the treatment. Don’t have sex with your partner(s) until two weeks after they start treatment.
We do not provide partner packs for M. gen so your sex partners should be tested for M. gen and treated if their test is positive. Otherwise, they can give the infection back to you or infect others.
Anal sex partners of men with M. gen can consider treatment even if their urine test is negative because, currently, we do not have a test for anal/rectal or pharyngeal (throat) M. gen.
Sometimes M.gen can be hard to cure, so make sure to return to the clinic if your symptoms don’t improve within 7-10 days or if they come back.