Is Lyme Disease a sexually transmitted diseases?
The answer is No ,as their Is no prove of this ,but rather it can be gotten through insect bite
If you’re TTC the old-fashioned way and having trouble conceiving, new evidence suggests that you and your partner should be tested for Lyme Disease.
Lyme disease is thought to be a tick-borne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete type of bacteria. The Lyme spirochete is similar to the agent of syphilis, which has long been regarded as the pinnacle of sexually transmitted diseases. Lyme disease may be transmitted sexually, according to a recent study presented at the annual Western Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research (and an abstract of the research was published in the January issue of the Journal of Investigative Medicine). Of course, most people are aware that they can contract the Life-long disease transmitted by tick bite, but most people have no idea how this disease spreads among close individuals or as a contagion – which is why more research is needed.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last summer that Lyme disease is much more common than previously thought, with over 300,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Lyme disease is now nearly twice as common as breast cancer and six times more common than HIV/AIDS. This could explain why the disease is more common than one would expect if ticks were not involved in transmission.
Researchers tested sperm and vaginal secretions from three groups of patients in the study: control subjects with no evidence of Lyme disease, random subjects who tested positive for Lyme disease, and married heterosexual couples who engaged in unprotected sex and tested positive for the disease. All of the control subjects tested negative for Lyme disease, as expected. In sperm samples, all of the women with Lyme disease tested positive for Lyme, while roughly half of the men with Lyme disease tested positive for the Lyme spirochete. Furthermore, identical strains of the Lyme spirochete were found in the genital secretions of one of the heterosexual couples with Lyme disease. Although it is unknown why women with Lyme disease consistently have positive vaginal secretions while sperm samples are more variable,The presence of the Lyme spirochete in genital secretions and identical strains in married couples strongly suggests that the disease can be transmitted sexually.
What does this mean for couples trying to conceive or for people experiencing unexplained health symptoms? Consult your doctor. Get tested, and talk to your fertility doctor and health care provider about the symptoms you’re having and how to avoid transmission.