A 21-year-old female asked:
if a woman is diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis does the male partner have to be treated as well?can men get bv and pass it back to the female?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Raff answered
56 years experience Infectious Disease
BV: Men are almost never symptomatically infected by the organisms usually responsible for BV, but the skin of the penis can become contaminated with these bacteria and then they can be transmitted back to their sexual partner after she has been treated. It would help for the man to use a topical antibacterial substance while their female partner is being treated.
Answered on Aug 15, 2016
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