LGV stands for 'lymphogranuloma venereum'. It's a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a certain type of chlamydia bacteria. ....
LGV stands for 'lymphogranuloma venereum'. It's a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a certain type of chlamydia bacteria. It's started to spread among gay men so we need to be looking out for it.
It's common in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. There have been outbreaks among gay men in some European cities; some gay men in the United States and Canada have also been recently diagnosed with LGV. More specifically, there are now cases in Ontario.
The bacteria get into someone's body through the warm moist skin of the mouth, cock or inside of the ass. Fucking without condoms and fisting without gloves are the easiest way this happens. Using things like dildos on more than one man's ass can spread LGV too.
For more information about Safer Sex call the AIDS and Sexual Health InfoLine:
Toll free: 1-800-668-2437
To find a community-based AIDS organization in your area, visit the Community Support page of this website.