Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Any woman can get BV
Any woman can get BV.
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Some women with BV don't know they have it because they have no symptoms. Having BV can increase your chance of getting an STD.


Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal condition in women ages 15-44.

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


2021 STI Treatment Guidelines – Bacterial Vaginosis – Updated diagnostic, treatment, and screening recommendations for STIs
(July 22, 2021)