New Zealand: Gay men infected with rare STI

The New Zealand Medical Journal reports five gay men have been infected with Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), a rare STI. LGVis endemic in developing countries but is uncommon here.

It is sometimes caused by chlamydia, and symptoms include rectal pain, bloody discharge, cramping abdominal pain, constipation, lesion and ulcers, fever and headaches. All of the men reported high-risk sexual behaviour and all had also contracted either HIV or gonorrhoea, or both. Read More