These briefs are intended to give readers (specifically those readers who weren’t aware many of these STDs existed) an overview of each STD, their commonality, treatment options, and diagnostic tests available.
This information is by no means all-encompassing and The STD Project encourages using these briefs as primers and then further delving into the resources section when subsequent questions arise.
Lymphogranuloma Venereum Symptoms, Test & Treatment
Common? Thought to be rare – however, its identification is not always obvious, so the number of cases of LGV in the United States is uncertain – Around 500 people infected in the U.S. annually (known cases)
Symptoms Genital papule(s) (e.g., raised surface or bumps) and or ulcers, and swelling of the lymph glands in the genital area. LGV may also produce rectal ulcers, bleeding, pain, and discharge, especially among those who practice receptive anal intercourse.
Cure? Three weeks of antibiotics
Bacterial/Viral/ Fungal/Parasitic Bacterial
Test A health care provider can collect a specimen and send the sample to his/her state health department for referral to CDC
Life-Threatening? No – however, LGV may facilitate transmission and acquisition of HIV
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