infection, research

Sexual transmission of Lyme Disease

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There is an excellent and very thorough new analysis of this issue, in two parts, at

http://campother.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-1-sexual-transmission-of-lyme.html

and

http://campother.blogspot.com/2014/04/part-2-sexual-transmission-of-lyme.html

and

http://campother.blogspot.com/2014/04/part-3-sexual-transmission-of-lyme.html

While it is a blog post, it is more recent than mine and at least as thorough if not more. I encourage those interested in the topic to read it.

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I’ve been wondering on and off for some time whether I need to worry about sexual transmission of Lyme disease. Now I’ll be honest, although I love my spouse very much, it hasn’t been that much of an issue in the last year or two. But I’m starting to feel a little better, and the last thing I want to do is create a husband who can’t get off the couch just when I’m able to enjoy him.

Humor aside, I decided to do a literature review for myself on the issue. Not being an expert in this field, I am trying very hard to avoid much interpretation of these results, but here’s a raw dump of what I found (note: Bb, and Borrelia Burgdorferi both refer to the causative agent of Lyme disease, the spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi and (in some cases) related strains that also cause Lyme disease). Continue reading “Sexual transmission of Lyme Disease”