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will men have to be treated for bacterial vaginosis if his spouse has it?

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Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally not: More BV information here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is bacterial vaginosis and could men get it as well?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Women only: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is characterized by disruption of the normal vaginal flora. Present in about 29% of us women of reproductive age, BV is one of the most common causes of vaginal symptoms.1, 2 in addition to symptomatic irritation and a potentially increased risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, BV is associated with a variety of adverse reproductive health outcomes.

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