Questions & Answers - 2010 Treatment Guidelines
Question 1: What is the treatment for a positive Gardnerella vaginalis test?
Question 2: Is bacterial vaginosis (BV) now considered a sexually-transmitted disease?
Question 3: What is the best way to test for bacterial vaginosis (BV)? We use Affirm VPIII vag panel testing.
Question 4: Why the shift in not routinely screening pregnant women for bacterial vaginosis (BV)? Where is the evidence that BV doesn't affect rates of preterm labor and delivery?
Question 5: Can you clarify the treatment for bacterial vaginosis (BV)?
Question 6: Are there recommendations to treat partners with chronic bacterial vaginosis (BV)?
Question 7: Are there alternative treatments for bacterial vaginosis (BV) and trichomoniasis if a patient is allergic to metronidazole/tindazole?
Question 8: Can you explain the nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for men for trichomoniasis? How is the specimen obtained?
Question 9: What is the recommended treatment for females diagnosed with trichomoniasis?
Question 10: Are there effective alternatives to imidazoles in the treatment of trichomoniasis?
Question 11: What are the sequelae of untreated trichomoniasis?