Relationship of specific vaginal bacteria and bacterial vaginosis treatment failure in women who have sex with women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Annals of internal medicine, Volume 149, Issue 1, p.20-8 (2008)


2008, Administration, Intravaginal, Adolescent, Adult, Anti-Infective Agents, Center-Authored Paper, Clostridium, Female, Genomics Core Facility, Homosexuality, Female, Humans, Megasphaera, Metronidazole, Patient Compliance, Peptostreptococcus, Polymerase Chain Reaction, RECURRENCE, Risk Factors, Sexual Partners, Shared Resources, Treatment Failure, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Vagina, Vaginosis, Bacterial


Bacterial vaginosis frequently persists after treatment. The role of newly defined bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria (BVAB), which have a specificity for this condition of 97% or greater, has not been assessed.