- What happens if bacterial vaginosis goes untreated?
- Can you get a STD from BV?
- Can I get BV from my boyfriend?
- Is BV similar to chlamydia?
- Do I have to tell my partner I have BV?
- Can BV develop into chlamydia?
- Does chlamydia mean your partner cheated?
- Can you have BV for years?
- What does BV discharge look like?
What happens if bacterial vaginosis goes untreated?
If BV is untreated, possible problems may include: Higher risk of getting STIs, including HIV.
Having BV can raise your risk of getting HIV, genital herpes, chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory disease, and gonorrhea.
Women with HIV who get BV are also more likely to pass HIV to a male sexual partner..
Can you get a STD from BV?
Bacterial vaginosis does increase risk for acquiring other STDs, such as HIV, herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. So, while you can get it even without being sexually active, a BV infection can make you more vulnerable to STDs if you do become sexually active.
Can I get BV from my boyfriend?
There’s no way for men to get BV. However, experts aren’t as sure about whether men can spread BV to female partners. Women can develop BV regardless of whether they’re sexually active. But sexually active women do have a higher risk of developing bacterial vaginosis.
Is BV similar to chlamydia?
Introduction: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal condition in women of reproductive age, which has been associated with Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among commercial sex workers and women attending sexually transmitted infection clinics.
Do I have to tell my partner I have BV?
Tell any female sex partners so they can be treated. Male sex partners won’t need to be treated. Avoid sexual contact until you finish your treatment. See your doctor or nurse again if you have symptoms that don’t go away within a few days after finishing the antibiotic.
Can BV develop into chlamydia?
For every one additional episode of BV, the risk of acquiring chlamydia and gonorrhea infections increased by 13% and 26%, respectively.
Does chlamydia mean your partner cheated?
If you become infected, it may not mean your partner cheated It’s one thing to learn you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Can you have BV for years?
What can happen if you have BV for a long time? Most often, BV does not cause other health problems. However, if left untreated, BV may increase your risk for: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV.
What does BV discharge look like?
Sometimes symptoms come and go, or they’re so mild that you don’t notice them. The main symptom of BV is lots of thin vaginal discharge that has a strong fishy smell. The discharge may be white, dull gray, greenish, and/or foamy. The fishy smell is often more noticeable after vaginal sex.