Thursday, February 03, 2005


Rare New STD Diagnosed in Manhattan

Two men in New York were diagnosed with a rare new STD:

The disease, lymphogranuloma venereum, known as LGV, is a rare form of chlamydia that can cause acute illness, lifelong disability and disfigurement as well as fuel the spread of H.I.V./AIDS through open sores. A majority of those infected, both in Europe and the United States, have been gay men who engage in anal intercourse.

Once the disease is diagnosed, a three-week course of antibiotics is usually effective treatment, Dr. Frieden said.

Oy! Maybe there IS something to be said after all about being uptight (as I was once called by a former male client).


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