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A bit awkward, they made small talk, spending an hour or so getting to know each other.
"When I'm with someone new, my primary bit of nervousness is I have no idea if they'll like me, or be attracted to me, or be interested in me," Ryan says.
In the study, researchers tested semen samples and vaginal secretions from three groups of patients: control subjects without evidence of Lyme disease, random subjects who tested positive for Lyme disease, and married heterosexual couples engaging in unprotected sex who tested positive for the disease.
The control subjects were found to test negative for the bacterium in semen samples or vaginal secretions, as expected by the researchers.
Press release, January 25, 2014: Carmel, CA – A new study suggests that Lyme disease may be sexually transmitted.
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the cause of Lyme disease — may be a contagious illness, sexually transmitted between partners.