Pawtucket, Rhode Island
A 21-year-old female asked:
Is bacterial vaginosis contagious ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Transmission of BV: Excellent question -- without a clear answer. BV acts like an STD (more common in people with STDs or at risk) but treating male sex partners doesn't prevent recurrence. However, condoms may help prevent new episodes. BV is definitely transmitted sexually in lesbians who share vaginal fluids via fingers, sex toys, etc. It definitely is not contagious by nonsexual contact, e.g. shared bathroom.
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