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Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment and Care

Treatment is especially important for pregnant women. Pregnant women with BV may deliver premature (early) or low birth-weight babies.

Can bacterial vaginosis be cured?

BV will sometimes go away without treatment. But if you have symptoms of BV you should be checked and treated. It is important that you take all of the medicine prescribed to you, even if your symptoms go away. A health care provider can treat BV with antibiotics, but BV can recur even after treatment. Treatment may also reduce the risk for STDs.

Male sex partners of women diagnosed with BV generally do not need to be treated. However, BV may be transferred between female sex partners.

Treatment Guidelines, Updates and Resources

 

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