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What Kind Of Antibiotics Should Be Used To Treat Bacterial Vaginosis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

Where Can I Get More Information? Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/std Order Publication Online at www.cdc.gov/std/pub CDC-INFO Contact Center 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Website: www.cdc.gov CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) P.O. Box 6003 Rockville, MD 20849-6003 1-800-458-5231 1-888-282-7681 Fax 1-800-243-7012 TTY E-mail:...
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my chronic bacterial vaginosis infection seems to be antibiotic resistant

What can I do to eradicate chronic bacterial vaginosis. I have been having this problem form the past three years,and now it seems to be antibiotic resistant because it does not go away.I have been treated with metro gel and cleosin and neither make...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Chronic bacterial vaginosis should be managed by a Gynecologist with expertise in this area; if you are not satisfied with the care you are receiving you should ask for a referral for a second opinion;JLS.... Read more »

atripla and Bacterial vaginosis

Dear Dr. I sent a question a couple of days ago with no response. I would really appreciate receiving your kind response on why I keep getting recurring bacterial vaginosis almost monthly now. I have been on atripla for two years and each time my Dr...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge Atripla use doesn't lead to increased risk for bacerial vaginosis which can be a challenge to treat in some patients. Restoring normal vaginal flora with active culture yogurt or other interventions might be discussed with... Read more »

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Hi! I'm a college student sharing a bathroom with eight other girls in our dorm suite. It has just came to my attention that our suitemate's sister has BV. Is it possible to contract this disease through anything besides sexual contact?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is caused by a change in the bacterial flora of the vagina. In women who have BV, bacteria such as G. vaginalis, Mycoplasma hominis, and certain anaerobic bacteria, are found at abnormally high... Read more »

Recurring Becteria Vaginosis

Dear Dr, I am on Atripla now for over two years. I started having a relationship since Oct last year and I have been repeatedly getting BV. my viral load is undetectable and CD4 is over 400. I have been on metranidazole suppositories but it keeps...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Recurrent bacterial vaginosis can be a challenge to treat in some women even in the general (HIV-) population. Often local factors such as bacterial flora/pH/use of antibiotics can influence the situation. Evaluation of sexual partners and possible... Read more »
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repeated boats with bacterial vaginosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been lurking and reading the boards for almost 6 months now. I am trying to build the courage to test this week. I must! Possible exposure was in December 2003. Unprotected vaginal. Partner tested neg 8 months prior to and again negative... Read more »

Preventive Antibiotics

Posted by picaropsv, 4 Replies
Hey all!

Looking for information and some of your kind words.
As I have mentioned in the past, last year, more or less around this time of year, I became quite ill with a strange kind of double pneumonia, one of the bugs was normal, but the other was... Read more »

oral encounter of the worst kind

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am not sure what to ask here so here goes...

I had oral sex roughly 40+ days ago with an unkown man of which I went down for about 2 minutes and did encounter ejaculate in my mouth. I did not swallow.

A week ago I came down with the "flu like... Read more »

still have fever after taking antibiotics...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i had 2 possible exposures in the past month. 5 weeks ago i met a guy out of town, i let him rub his penis between my ass to get friction & i did notice that he penetrated me a few times. i do not think he ejaculated inside me, but im not sure.... Read more »