Warning to Gay and Bisexual Men, 'Nasty' New Strain of Chlamydia

Published: July 12, 2010

A new strain of chlamydia that may make it easier to catch HIV is becoming "widespread" among gay and bisexual men, a sexual health charity has warned.

According to Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), lymphogranuloma venereum, or LVG, is a serious sexually transmitted infection that attacks the lymph nodes.

It first arrived in the UK in 2004 and has been spreading in gay and bisexual men. Last year, 193 men were diagnosed with the infection and, in the first six months of 2010, 190 men have been diagnosed, many of whom also have HIV.

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