My partner of ten years has been diagnosed with Ureaplasma Urealyticum (UU). Here are my questions: 1) Though UU is sexually transmitted, is it really a STD if it is "a part of the normal genital flora of both men and women"? 2) Once a person is infected, if undiagnosed and not treated, how long can the bacterium survive in the body..2 yrs, 5 yrs, 10 yrs. or a lifetime? 3) How effective is treatment for a person with long-term exposure? 4) How long does the treatment of antibiotics last for someone with long-term exposure...weeks, months? 5) Should I be tested for UU?