LGV; Lymphogranuloma inguinale; Lymphopathia venereum
Abstaining from sexual activity is the only absolute way to prevent a sexually transmitted disease. Safer sex behaviors may reduce the risk.
The proper use of condoms, either the male or female type, greatly decreases the risk of catching a sexually transmitted disease. You need to wear the condom from the beginning to the end of each sexual activity.
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Prevention Screening for other sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis and HIV, is important when you've been diagnosed with a new chlamydia infection. Having a sexual relationship with one partner (monogamous) who is not infected is one way to avoid chlamydia. The proper use of condoms during intercourse usually prevents infection. References McCormack WM. Urethritis. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 106.
If your 2009 was anything like mine, you’re probably feeling like you’re stumbling, rather than gliding, into a new year. While passing through a transition phase, I like to reflect on where I’ve been and set goals for where I’m going. Maintaining good health will always be a goal of mine. Though I’ve stuck pretty closely to my resolutions from last year, I think it’s good to have a little reminder about how to stay happy and healthy in the new decade. To close out my SharePosts of 2009, and as a welcome to 2010, I have compiled a list of 10 Ways to Have a Healthy Sex Life :
1. Use condoms
Though they can’t provide protection against all diseases 100% of the time, male condoms, when used correctly, do significantly reduce risk of STD contraction while simultaneously acting as birth control. Condoms are your friends.
2. Use lubricant
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