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A 24-year-old female asked:

i'm a girl,my 3yr partner was diagnosed w/ gardnerella vaginalis(not chronic).he's fine now,no stds,they said i don't need to get tested.is that ok?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Confusing...: I'd like to help, but Gardnerella is a normal bactera in the vagina. It doesn't infect men and there no is accurate way to diagnose it in men. I wonder if your partner has nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). It's an STD, even though standard STD tests (gonorrhea, chlamyida, etc) are negative. You and he should find a doctor who understands STDs and genital infections. Good luck!
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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You describe your partner as "he". But if another woman, she probably has bacterial vaginosos. G. vaginalis is one of the many bacteria involved and sometimes BV is called "gardnerella". If this is the situation, probably you have it as well. When one member of a lesbian couple has BV, usually the other also has it and boht need treatment.
Apr 28, 2016

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