Well....I have never read that you can get Lyme from a animal, unless you were to get the urine of the animal say it splashed in your eye. That is actually how the man " Burgdorferi" sp? Who this nasty little virus was named after. He got lyme that was from a rabbit.
But my dog got it at the same time as me, and he has not given it to my other 4 dogs, and he did not pass it to his female companion of 4 years.
But....I am confused too about the sexually transmitted side for us as well. I have read a lot about it and it seems to be a split. I have never given it to a man. My boyfriend does not have it. But then again, it does not show up in my blood work either. I have all of these other things that are wrong with me, but it is because my autoimmune system has been hit by this disease.
My opinion is that it would be easier for a man who has it to pass it on to a women, being that he fills her up with his bodily fluids. But that is sort of like the whole aids deal too.
The place where I am being treated in scottsdale arizona says that for sure you can transmit lyme sexually. My last intern told me that I do not have lyme but have epstein barr.
My boyfriend does not believe he can get it from me. Because I do not look sick, this is so dumb. My x husband lived in Martha's Vineyard. So? It could explain why he was in such a fog all the time. But who knows. Protect yourself.
Most people do not see the tick. The babies are the size and color of a grain of salt. Only 50% get a bullseye or rash. It is so darn tricky. I do think the tick gave it to me, because I went down in flames when I found it, like I had been drugged and then the high fever..and the neck pain and then whammo...it hit me like a ton of bricks. You know it when you get it. ....lol..does that help at all..:>)
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