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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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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 »

bacterial vaginosis help!

I have had vacterial vaginosis, for 2 months and treatment like metrogel does not seem to be working my doctor has tried every type of vaginal and oral treatment and they don't work, what else can I do? since I only 21 years old and plan on...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
It sounds like you are having a difficult problem. Usually, there is a range of things that can be used for bacterial vaginosis (BV if you want to sound like you are in the know), starting with local treatments like metrogel of cleocin, and... 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 »

Bacteria Vaginosis and Blisters

Hey, first I want to say thank you for taking time out to read and answer my questions. Well after my boyfriend and I have sexual intercourse I developed a sore between my vagina and anus. A day later it turned into a blister and after that it burst...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There's a few things to unpack here. First off, I wouldn't be looking to BV as the cause of your blister when 1) those symptoms aren't associated with BV and 2) you have strong (other) possibilities that could... 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 »

Depression, Suicide & Violence prevention

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How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
hello, i had unprotected sex with someone i didn't really know six weeks ago. a week later i developed bacterial vaginosis. i was treated with an anitbiotic and then my tongue developed a white fuzzy appearance and was tingling. i thought maybe... Read more »

please can someone help...

Posted by worryingsick81, 3 Replies
hello. i unfortunately dont wanna be back here but i have a few questions i really want to ask and get some advice on....well the story goes i recently tested in april for hiv and it came out negative and i was so anxious at the time that i thought... Read more »