sexually transmitted disease that mainly infects the lymphatics. There are three different sub-types of the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis that cause lymphogranuloma venereum.  Lymphogranuloma venereum is more common in Central America and South America than in North America and there are a few thousand cases of lymphogranuloma venereum each year in the United States. The main risk factor is having multiple sexual partners. Lymphogranuloma venereum is one of the maladies associated with gay bowel syndrome.
Outbreaks of Lymphogranuloma Venereum and Homosexuality
According to the recent medical literature, there have been recent outbreaks of lymphogranuloma venereum in Europe and North America and the outbreaks have been limited to the homosexual community.