A couple of weeks ago, I saw the movie Under Our Skin. It’s primarily about Lyme disease but touches on some other diseases that can result as “co-infections” from tick bites. It makes the point that the Lyme disease organism is a spirochete similar to the syphilis pathogen and that, like syphilis, Lyme disease may also be transmitted sexually, although there is currently no experimental evidence to support this idea.
The showing was organized by a couple of ladies in our community who have been diagnosed with the disease. The director of the movie was present for the showing and answered questions afterward. It was a moving experience.