Can Lyme Be Sexually Transmitted?

Q:  Should I tell my new sexual partner that I have Lyme? Should we use condoms?

A:  First I recommend condoms for any sexual relationship that is not monogamous to prevent contracting a variety of sexual transmitted infections. Regarding Lyme, the choice on this topic is quite personal. As I discuss above, not all who contract a Lyme infection develop Lyme disease. It is not clear what the transmission rate is. Furthermore most who do get Lyme disease are likely easily treated. If you choose to tell your sexual partner then I suggest you both share this article together to make the best choice for you and your relationship.

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