FAQ - Lymphogranuloma Venereum
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what are some misconceptions of lymphogranuloma venereum?

im doing a health project and i need some more detailed information about lymphogranuloma venereum.

I don't think it's a misconception per se, as it is a total unawareness of LGV.

LGV is a RARE, highly virulent form of chlamydia. We don't see it much in the US, but when we do, it's usually in men to receive anal sex from other men.

Here is the CDC page about LGV http://www.cdc.gov/STD/lgv/default.htm  (+ info)

how serious is lymphogranuloma venereum? what other thing we should know about it?

I acquired the disease when I was 1st year highschool. Too late for me to know now that I'm at 4th year college :(

With a name like that it has to be super cereal.  (+ info)

lymphogranuloma venereum is it chlamydia?

if i tested neg for chlamydia would that mean im negative for lymphogranuloma venereum

Lymphogranuloma venereum is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by specific strains of the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. It is rare in New Zealand. It has several features. Firstly, small painless ulcers may appear on the genitals but often go unnoticed as they heal quickly. Most people seek care weeks later when painful and swollen lymph glands develop around the groin region. Complications occur such as abcesses or fistulas occur when the infection becomes deep-seated......The main method of diagnosis is using an antibody blood test (complement fixation titers of >1:64) and excluding other causes of swollen lymph glands or genital ulcers  (+ info)

Is it possible to have the S.T.I., Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) for many years?

I tested positive for chlamydia about a year ago, and took doxycycline for 7 days, but I still always feel sick. I have a doctor who keeps telling me I'm "too anxious" and I'm causing my own sickness. My first symptoms of any u.t.i. type infection was 10 years ago, I never had it treated. Since then I've had the following ailments almost constantly (definately chronic): severe lower back pain (sometimes that lasts six months or longer, with only 1-2 symptomless weeks before it comes back full force (xrays have come back normal.) Also I have joint pain, chronic constipation, and a very strange ulcer type sore on the perimeter of my anus that has been there for years, which is sometimes barely noticable (dormant), but when the back pain, constipation, and other symptoms start to flare up, so does the anal sore, it seems to all be related. My Doctor has ordered me to go on Doxycycline for 21 days this time,could irreversible damage have already occured??

Lymphogranuloma venereum is a chlamydial disease characterized by a transitory primary skin lesion followed by suppurative lymphadenitis and lymphangitis. Lymphatic obstruction, fistula formation, and proctitis are also possible. Diagnosis is often clinical, but laboratory confirmation with serologic or immunofluorescent testing is usually possible. Treatment is with 21 days of a tetracycline or erythromycin.
Please see the web pages for more details on Lymphogranuloma venereum.  (+ info)

lymphogranuloma venereum??..Medical Professional answers prefered.?

I contracted LGV about 6 years ago. I had been married for 6 months and had not had any other partners in a year or more. My husband was never tested but has never showed any symptoms and I haven't been reinfected. SO my question is...Is there another way to contract this disease or is it possible that he could be a carrier and I've just become immune to it? I've done a lot of research and it just doesn't add up. Thank you in advance for your answers.
I have had 2 children since and have tested negative both times. No my husband has never had symptoms.

I'm not worried about the situation just curious how this happened.
I live in the US and neither of us have been out of the country. I am completely dumbfounded as to where I could have picked it up. because Iike I said I was completely monogamous. the only thing I can think of is a toilet seat, but I know that's highly unlikely.

LGV is a sexual disease, that is caused by a bacterial infection (Chlamidiae) If you were treated for LGV and bacteria was killed with antibiotics you should not have any more outbreaks. There is a small chance that he can be a carrier, but it is very unlikely. Chlamidae is an atypical organism that can support itself so it lives in a persons cells and uses the hosts energy. If your husbands immune system is so weak that it cant fight of LGV than it is possible that he is a carrier. Why dont you ask your husband if he ever had outbreaks. It is also possible to get it from rubbing against someone who has an outbreak, so technically no sexual penetration.  (+ info)

what are the exact visible symptoms of Lymphogranuloma?

The first symptom may be a small, painless pimple or lesion occurring on the penis or vagina. It is often unnoticed. The infection then spreads to the lymph nodes in the groin area and from there to the surrounding tissue. Complications may include inflamed and swollen lymph glands which may drain and bleed.The onset of symptoms varies widely. The initial lesion may appear from three to 30 days after exposure.  (+ info)

incidence of lymphgranuloma Venereum in the UK last twelve months?

12 last month  (+ info)

Question about TWO STDs?

If one person has Lymphogranuloma Venereum and Herpes, is it possible to pass on one and not the other? For example, my friend's boyfriend has herpes && LGV, but she has a lump on her buttock that started as a pimple (most likely, LGV) Is it possible that she could have just caught that and not genital herpes?

sorry i'm not too sure about LGV. but if she is having other symptoms with this blister like itching, tingeling sensations, mild flu like symptoms, then it could be herpes. it is possible to get one and not the other. as far as i know i just have herpes ad not LGV, but then my boyfriend doesn't have LGV. but i suppose having herpes can make u more suceptable to getting other stds. herpes is usually a fluid filled white blister or an open sore or cut like wound.  (+ info)

CONFUSED & SCARED to death, can this positive HSV2 test be true?!???

Ok, so here is the break down...
First of all i apologize for the 'personal explicit' details, but i'm not going to beat around the bush because i have to know!
I am NOT permissques and have been very selective and careful about my sexual partners. That is something sacred that shouldn't be thrown around. With these long term relationships I've been protected and careful... but i just got a call from my doctor saying im HSV2 positive?? How can this be?!
I've NEVER had any sympoms or signs of HSV2. I went to the doctor to get a regular 'girly check-up' and the test results came back +HSV2!
Here is where im EXTREMLY confused...
My boyfriend and i have been together for about 7 months, there have been times where we haven't been protected..opssie..
but my BF had to get all these test done for Gov. paper work. He got his test results back and tested negative on all these tests:
-Tuberculosis (TB)
-Mental Defect
-Lymphogranuloma Venerum
-Granuloma Inguinal
-USCIS Approved Immunitization

Is it possible that my boyfriend can test NEGATIVE on all these test because the HSV2 virus doesnt show up on them??? Are any of these test STD test that are just broad and if he did have it, it would show up??

Please help yall...i dont understand.. :'(
Thanks crusador,
The sad thing is i think your right... I think i do have it. :'( I know you say it's not the end of the world but im just sooo sad. This means i cant deliver a baby the way i would normally want to when down the road i do want to be a mom...:( Id have to have a C-section...which that's fine i guess i mean at least id be a mommy...Im afraid its going to get worse.. and i've looked up this medication and its expensive... It says Ultra violet rays from the sun can reacctivate it.. there goes my relaxing days in the sun...:'( i just dont understand why this is happening.... Do you think its a possibility that i got it from my BF and it just didnt show up on his tests? That he has no signs but it a carrier??.... I wish this wasnt happening.

First, let me say how sorry I am for your diagnosis. I remember when I was first diagnosed with genital herpes. I was frightened and angry and confused and ashamed - and sure that no one (other than my current BF) would ever love me. Now, it's 10+ years later, I've had several lovers, all of whom knew about my herpes and none of them rejected me or caught herpes. I get perhaps 1 outbreak per year, and I just never think about it - except when I'm answering questions on Y!A.

Could you be HSV2+? Yes. It sounds like you are. Many people with HSV2 have it for years without knowing because their symptoms are so mild. Unless your BF has been tested specifically for HSV2, then you don't know if he has it. You need to test for each disease specifically. A test for "mental defect" or TB won't tell you anything about herpes. Sorry.

You may not have caught it from him. You may have had it for years, having caught it from a previous lover. In fact, you need to start being careful so that you don't give it to him.

The good news - it is not fatal. It doesn't lead to cancer (or any other bad diseases). It can be well controlled, and with antiviral meds, and no sex during outbreaks, your chance of spreading it is less than 1% per year. Heck, without antivirals, but with no sex during outbreaks the chances are still only 2% per year.

And all the antiviral drugs work pretty much the same - even though some (like Zovirax) are priced much cheaper than others (like Valtrex).

I know how difficult this diagnosis is. Emotionally, its really really rough. I'd suggest that you learn as much as you can about herpes - I found that the more I learned, the more I discovered that the disease really isn't that bad. I'd also suggest that you let your BF and close, non-judgemental friends give you the emotional support you need.

I've put the link to my fave website below. They also have a toll-free number you can call to speak with a person (although its often busy due to limited funding.) You can also email me with more questions if you like.

It does get better. It truly does.  (+ info)

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