Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Can Lesbian woman transmit STD's to each other?
Oct 14, 2001

Hello. I really need your help. I am a Lesbian who has not had sex with a man in over two years. I receive annual check-ups as well. A recent check-up discovered that I have Chlamydia? I have been with the same woman for almost two years. Is it remotely possible that I contracted the disease from her or vice versa? I really need an Answer! Thank you.

Response from Mr. Kull

The most important thing is that your chlamydia infection was detected during your check-up and that you can receive treatment that will cure the infection. It is estimated that 85% of women with chlamydia infections (the most common sexually transmitted infection) will not have symptoms. So it is possible that you had been infected from a previous partner and did not realize it.

Chlamydia is known to cause infection in the cervix/vagina, rectum and urethra. Transmission is known to occur through anal and vaginal sex when infected fluids come into contact with the mucous membranes of the genitals. While it is theroetically possible that infected fluids could be transmitted from one female to another during sexual contact, there is no clear evidence that it happens. Just to be safe, your partner should see a doctor and request treatment so that you do not reinfect one another. You may also want to abstain from sex, or use latex barriers during sexual contact, until you complete the antibiotic treatment.

RMK



Previous
3rd generation Elisa??????
Next
is glans of penis made up of mucous membrane?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement