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Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)

What is it?

Lymphogranuloma venereum is a sexually transmitted infection caused by certain types of chlamydia bacteria. These chlamydia bacteria are different from those which cause genital chlamydia.

In the UK, LGV is mostly found in men who have sex with men, especially if they are HIV positive. LGV is a common heterosexual sexually transmitted infection in other parts of the world, such as African and South Asian countries.

Worried about LGV?

Detailed information on STIs is available on the NHS website.

See the FPA website for a range of downloadable leaflets on sexually transmitted infections.

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) website also features a range of downloadable leaflets on STIs.