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If you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, but the doctor says the bacteria found was trichomonas, could this mean you were exposed to hiv?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Probably not, but...

Trichomonas is an STD.
BV is not an STD, at least not in the usual sense: it's associated with sex but not caused by any known sexually transmitted germ. Because trich is an STD, it is more associated with HIV than BV is. The large majority of women with trich do not have HIV, but to be safe you need an HIV blood test. All with trich also should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.

In brief: Probably not, but...

Trichomonas is an STD.
BV is not an STD, at least not in the usual sense: it's associated with sex but not caused by any known sexually transmitted germ. Because trich is an STD, it is more associated with HIV than BV is. The large majority of women with trich do not have HIV, but to be safe you need an HIV blood test. All with trich also should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Trichomonas is not a

Bacterium but rather a protozoan.
The only way to know if you are infected with HIV is to get tested for it specifically.

In brief: Trichomonas is not a

Bacterium but rather a protozoan.
The only way to know if you are infected with HIV is to get tested for it specifically.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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