NGU....plz answer even if you don't repost. I will donate again
Nov 26, 2006
Hi doc, I know you deal specifically with HIV, but I was wondering if you could answer an NGU question, even if you don't repost it. I can't find ANYONE who knows a great deal about NGU. I was diagnosed with NGU 10 days after I had protected vaginal sex with a prostitute. About 13 days before my NGU diagnosis, I had unprotected anal sex with my ex-girlfriend (the hooker visit was a direct result of us breaking up). My question is could I have acquired the bacteria that caused my NGU from my ex-girlfriend through anal sex? Could the bacteria that causes NGU be normal bacteria found in someone's rectum? I hope you can answer this question, b/c I haven't found ANYTHING on the web addressing this specific question. Thanks
Response from Dr. Frascino
Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) is most often due to Chlamydia trachomatis (up to 50% of cases), but Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis (rarely) and even herpes simplex virus can cause NGU. Yes, NGU can result from unprotected insertive anal sex.
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