Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Women's Health Primary Care


Dr. Nancy E. Reid


Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection globally and its rate of recurrence is high due to residual infection, drug resistance, or reinfection. Though the treatment for BV is straightforward, preventing recurrence is more complex. There have been multiple studies to decrease recurrent BV due to its negative emotional, sexual, and social effects as well as the economic burden on the healthcare system. This article provides an overview of current possible treatments as well as clinical trials on recurrent BV.


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