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Sex Transm Dis. 2002 Feb;29(2):119-20.

Female-to-female transmission of syphilis: a case report.

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Division of Public Health Clinical Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Phoenix, Arizona 85006, USA. dcampos@mail.maricopa.gov

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The rate of transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections from female to female is a matter of debate. Sexually transmitted disease among lesbians and female bisexuals is usually associated with sexual contact with men or intravenous drug use. There is little evidence that female-to-female transmission of syphilis can occur.

GOALS:

To demonstrate that female-to-female transmission of syphilis can occur through oral-genital sex.

STUDY DESIGN:

Case report of syphilis transmission from one female to another through oral-genital sex.

CONCLUSION:

Female-to-female transmission of syphilis can occur through oral-genital sex.

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