|LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum) Please answer
May 4, 2005
While reading the archive, I came across a post about LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum). The post is located at URL http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q163965.html
titled and dated respectively Experiencing symptoms? Read This! , Posted: Mar 27, 2005.
Briefly, in that post a lady is telling a story about her husband who got lymphogranuloma venereum during an intercourse with a sex worker when the condom broke. She stated that she and her husband had a protected intercourse (using a condom) quote Then had sex with me using a condom, (no breaks) thinking he was being overly cautious protecting me from any possible STD's End Quote.
Now, in spite of that fact She and her husband had a protected sex, she got the lymphogranuloma venereum.
My question is could the lymphogranuloma venereum penetrate the latex unbroken condoms?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Latex condoms are impermeable to particles the size of STD germs, including Lymphogranuloma venereum, a rare type of Chlamydia. That we know from laboratory studies. What we do not know is whether the questioner you quoted used a latex condom properly or not.
Hope that helps.
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