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Can Lyme disease by transmitted through intercourse?

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In brief: No

Lyme disease is transmitted through tick bites.
It is not a sexually transmitted disease. I\.

In brief: No

Lyme disease is transmitted through tick bites.
It is not a sexually transmitted disease. I\.
Dr. Howard Adler
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Possibly

There have been reports of both spouses being infected with lyme disease when only of them could remember being bitten.
Secondly, lyme disease spiochetes (type of bacteria) have been found in the semen and vaginal secretions of infected subjects. Best to be cautious and delay intercourse until after the disease has been irradicated and then use condoms for a few weeks.

In brief: Possibly

There have been reports of both spouses being infected with lyme disease when only of them could remember being bitten.
Secondly, lyme disease spiochetes (type of bacteria) have been found in the semen and vaginal secretions of infected subjects. Best to be cautious and delay intercourse until after the disease has been irradicated and then use condoms for a few weeks.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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