Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Chlamydia

Sexual lubricants increase STD infections

Category: Chlamydia

Sexual lubricants increase STD infectionsThe findings of a recent study suggest that individuals who use sexual lubricants may want to seek an STD test, as they have been shown to increase the risk for Chlamydia.

The findings, which were presented at the Microbes 2010 Conference, show that the use of lubricants can damage the tissue of sexual organs, leaving them more vulnerable to infections.

Researchers examined the properties of six of the most popular brands of sexual lubricants and found that they can actually cause more damage.

Lead investigator Charlene Duzzetti said that they also appear to cause inflammation, though the study did not look at this effect in particular. Inflammation can leave sexual organs more vulnerable to HIV infection, the report said.

"What we saw was the gels were actually damaging the epithelium of the rectal and cervical tissue," she said. "We speculate that this [physical damage] leaves one more vulnerable to infection because you are breaking that epithelial barrier."

Chlamydia infections continue to rise, as over 2 million people currently carry the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
ADNFCR-2248-ID-19820172-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top