Other Bacterial Vaginosis FAQs

Basic information for topics, such as “What is it?” is available in the About Bacterial Vaginosis section. Answers to other frequently asked questions (FAQs) specific to bacterial vaginosis are in this section.


  1. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. (2008). Bacterial vaginosis fact sheet. Retrieved May 10, 2012, from http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/bacterial-vaginosis.html
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Bacterial vaginosis: CDC fact sheet. Retrieved May 10, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/std/bv/STDFact-Bacterial-Vaginosis.htm
  3. Farquhar, C., Mbori-Ngacha, D., Overbaugh, J., Wamalwa, D., Harris, J., Bosire, R., et al. (2010). Illness during pregnancy and bacterial vaginosis are associated with in-utero HIV-1 transmission. AIDS, 24, 153–155.
  4. Frank, D.N., Manigart, O., Leroy, V., Meda, N., Valéa, D., Zhang, W., et al. (2012). Altered vaginal microbiota are associated with perinatal mother-to-child transmission of HIV in African women from Burkina Faso. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 60, 299–306.
  5. National Institutes of Health. (2000). NIH news alert: NICHD study shows treatment fails to prevent preterm birth. Retrieved June 22, 2012, from http://www.nichd.nih.gov/newsroom/releases/vaginosis
  6. American Pregnancy Association. (2005). Bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy. Retrieved May 11, 2012, from https://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-complications/bacterial-vaginosis-during-pregnancy/ external link


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