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can lyme disease be sexually transmitted

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Not STD: in my understanding,Lyme disease is not STD so you can relax as far as that concern. get the necessary treatment after it has been confirmed
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
How and no: An antibiotic Rx for about 2 weeks would be enough in its early phase. The effectiveness for chronic infection is much less certain regardless of the ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
May be related to it: It could be related to your inflamation - especially any vascular issues. This will depend on the manfestations that you are having. You can discuss ... Read More
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Yes: Usually need treatment with antibiotics
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sexual contact: Sexual contact.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possibly: There have been reports of both spouses being infected with lyme disease when only of them could remember being bitten. Secondly, lyme disease spioche ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Generally no: Perhaps if you touched a herpetic lesion and then touched vaginal area tissues you could spread it, but this and other diseases would almost never be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
By definition,: A venereal disease is one spread by sexual exposure. I can not think of any ones that can also be transmitted by a mosquito.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Despite what so-called lyme experts may say, there has never been confirmed evidence of human to human transmission either through saliva, semen or bl ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Please Clarify: This obsession is getting to be worrisome. Herpes is transmitted directly from skin to skin. There are two types of herpes. Hsv 1 and hsv 2. Both ca ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Some evidence suggests a virus might be involved in the cause but it still is not contagious.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Lyme person to perso: Yes. Lyme disease can be transmitted via blood to blood transmission and through sexual transmission.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why do you ask?: I hope that your question does not reflect someone's having been diagnosed by a scam called "Live Cell Analysis". The real blood parasites -- malaria, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: If your partner has an std, any contact transfer can spread the organism. This would include shared vibrators or other sexual toys. Protection is im ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes.: Yes. For more serious, HIV hepb, hepc, see an id specialist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: It is not genetic. It is an infectious disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
YES: About half of those with lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. There is strong evidence that borrelia burgdorferi, the lyme bacteria, can be sprea ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: But it can be sexually-associated. Most utis have nothing to do with sex, but women who have sex are more likely to get them. Hygiene practices, ana ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Meningitis: Meningitis is not transmitted sexually but can be transmitted orally during the sex act.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Uncommonly, but yes: Any blood borne disease can be spread more easily during menstruation and blood exposure. Hep c can be spread sexually, but more commonly by direct in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder, not an acquired condition. It is not contagious, and your partner will not contract this disorder throug ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Deer ticks only: Deer tick bites only. No person to person transmission except a pregnant woman who is infected can transmit it through the placenta to the fetus.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Autoimmunity is not contagious.
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