Is Lymphogranuloma venereum Contagious?
Transmission of Lymphogranuloma venereum from Person to Person
Lymphogranuloma venereum is considered to be contagious between people.
Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route,
surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.
Lymphogranuloma venereum, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
The contagious disease, Lymphogranuloma venereum, can be transmitted:
- by sexual conduct between people.
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Lymphogranuloma venereum is possible from one person to another.
Other words for contagion include "infection", "infectiousness",
"transmission" or "transmissability".
Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics
or inheriting diseases from parents.
For an overview of contagion,
see Introduction to Contagion.