HIV/AIDS Glossary

Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)

A chronic infection of the lymphatic system caused by three strains of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted disease. Symptoms include genital or rectal ulcers. LGV may increase the risk for sexual transmission of HIV.

Related Term(s): Sexually Transmitted Disease

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