What is it?
LGV – Lymphogranuloma venereum – is a strain of chlamydia that attacks lymph cells.
It is passed on through unprotected oral and anal sex (both giving and receiving) or fisting.
How can I prevent it?
Using condoms and plenty of water based lubricant will greatly reduce the risk of getting chlamydia and LGV from anal and oral sex.
How do I know if I have LGV?
LGV can cause genital ulceration and discharge (urethral/rectal).
Is there treatment?
A three-week course of antibiotic tablets will cure LGV providing it is treated early.
Untreated LGV can cause serious damage to your bowel. It can also increase your risk of catching HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C.