LGV stands for lymphogranuloma venereum. It's a type of chlamydia bacteria that attacks the lymph nodes, which are an important part of your body's defence against infections.

LGV is very rarely seen in heterosexual men and women in the UK but cases are being seen among gay and bisexual men.

Antibiotics cure LGV with no lasting effects as long as the infection is treated early enough. Left untreated, LGV can cause lasting damage to the rectum that may require surgery.

For more information on LGV please see the Terrence Higgins Trust website, or read the BASHH guidelines.

Notice of Building Work – Sexual Health Dorset @Bournemouth

We are currently undertaking building work in the pharmacy space next to the waiting room in Sexual Health Dorset @Bournemouth, 66-68 Palmerston Road. This work will not affect your appointment with the clinician but you may encounter some noise in the waiting room which we apologise for.