Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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LGV Infection Prevention

Prevention of lymphogranuloma venereum includes:

  • Do not have sex with multiple sexual partners.
  • Do not have with anyone who has oral or genital sores.
  • Do not have sex with anyone who has a penile discharge or vaginal discharge.
  • Do not use petroleum jelly in the vagina.
  • Do not have sex with a partner who has intercourse with others.
  • Practice safe sex:
    • Use condoms.
  • Women should not douche after intercourse.

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed LGV Infection References
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