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Any woman can get BV
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Fact Sheet

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 infection 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.


2015 STD Treatment Guidelines – Bacterial Vaginosis – Updated diagnostic, treatment, and screening recommendations for STDs
(June 4, 2015)

It’s Not Just the Pathogen Anymore: The Genital Microbiome and Implications for Sexually Transmitted Infections – first session of the STD Prevention Science Series 2012 on June 20th, presented by Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH – Watch archived recording and view abstract.
(July 6, 2012)