At Bay Area Lyme Foundation, we are committed to making Lyme disease
easy to diagnose and simple to cure.

What’s New

Persistence Shown in Lyme Disease

Monica E. Embers PhD

A new study finds Lyme bacteria survive a 28-day course of antibiotics when treated four months after infection by a tick bite. Initial findings:

  • All subjects treated with antibiotics were found to have some level of infection 7–12 months post treatment.
  • Despite testing negative by antibody tests for Lyme disease, two of 10 subjects were still infected with Lyme bacteria in heart and bladder.
  • Lyme bacteria which persist are still viable.

Read full press release here.

Lyme Patient & Doctor Videos

Bay Area Lyme is proud to introduce a series of supportive videos for Lyme patients, Lyme caregivers, and Lyme doctors. In collaboration with our partner, LymeLight Foundation, this series, produced by Patient Talk, is a composite of eight hours of interviews broken down into easy-to-view, three-to-four-minute snippets on various topics including discovery, treatment, symptoms, and communication.

Our Approach

Funding for
Lyme Projects

Leveraging innovative technologies from other fields of medicine to fuel new breakthroughs in Lyme and tick ecology, diagnostics, and treatments

Screening &

Ensuring that dollars granted go to the projects with the greatest potential impact and results deliver on promises


Thanks to the generous support of a private donor, 100% of funds raised go directly to research and prevention programs

& Scale

Providing tools and resources to help connect the innovators in the field and speed solutions to market


Ensuring accurate and reliable information is available to the public through digital, print, and social media, and community programs. Learn more.

Lyme Disease

Why Lyme?

Reported Cases of Lyme Disease


There are over 329,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the US every year and it has been reported in 49 of 50 states and 65 countries worldwide.  It is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the US.

Learn more about this infectious disease

What You Need to Know

Knowing how to protect yourself and your family is key to enjoying the outdoors.

Find Out About Prevention

Act Now

We need your help.  Find out how you can be part of the cure for Lyme disease.

Get Involved

Lyme Disease Stories

Lyme disease can affect anyone.  Learn from these survivor stories or share yours.

Meet the Many Faces of Lyme