Bacterial Vaginosis: Are We Coming Full Circle?

Schwebke, Jane R.
December 2009
Journal of Infectious Diseases;12/1/2009, Vol. 200 Issue 11, p1633
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses aspects of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and its relationship to sexual activity. She reflects to the changed of opinion regarding BV as sexually transmitted disease (STD) due to epidemiological evidence that found sexually inexperienced women with BV. She relates several studies that investigate the role of condom for BV prevention, abnormal vaginal flora, and the effects of microbial peptides as well as biological risk factor of vaginal inflammation to HIV.


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