Why Do I Always Have Bacterial Vaginosis

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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 primary... Read more »

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... Read more »

bacterial vaginosis help!

I have had vacterial vaginosis, for 2 months and treatment like metrogel does not seem to be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

... What Is Bacterial Vaginosis? How Common Is Bacterial Vaginosis? How Do People Get Bacterial Vaginosis? What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Bacterial Read more »
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


...has no smell. Yeast infections usually cause the vagina and vulva (the area outside the vagina) to become itchy and red. Bacterial vaginosis -- Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection in women of reproductive age. It is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reproductive Tract Infections Among Women Attending a Gynecology Outpatient Department in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

...etiologically diagnosed RTI, including 11 percent with an STI. Endogenous infections were most prevalent (candidiasis 40 percent; bacterial vaginosis 25 percent), followed by STI (Chlamydia trachomatis 4.1 percent; N. gonorrhea (NG) and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Infection With Trichomonas Vaginalis Increases the Risk of HIV-1 Acquisition

...significantly associated with T. vaginalis infection. It was also more common among those with concurrent cervicitis or concurrent bacterial vaginosis. Condom use and use of progesterone-only contraceptives (DMPA and Norplant) were associated... Read more »