Keywords: bacterial vaginosis
, vaginitis, bv, sexually transmitted disease, infection, hiv, women
Her research interests include the etiology and management of bacterial vaginosis
, sexually transmitted infections and cervical neoplasia in sexual minority women, and the epidemiology and diagnosis of chlamydial infection.
is caused by a combination of bacteria, including Gardnerella, Mycoplasma and anaerobic bacteria.
is characterized by a decrease or absence of [H.sub.2][O.sub.2]-producing Lactobacillus species, and an increase in the number and species of anaerobic bacteria.
Prevalence of hydrogen peroxide-producing Lactobacillus species in normal women and women with bacterial vaginosis
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Costa Silva et al., "Prevalence and Risk Factors for Bacterial Vaginosis
and Other Vulvovaginitis in a population of Sexually Active Adolescents from Salvador," in Infectious Disease of Obstetrics Gynecology, p.
18 that the FDA had granted approval to secnidazole (Solosec) 2 g oral granules for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis
in adult women.
To study the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis
in pregnancy after 20 weeks of gestation.
The product's approval in the US was supported by various studies including two key trials in bacterial vaginosis
along with an open label safety study that proved efficacy for single-dose of the drug in two gram strength.
is the most prevalent gynecological infection in the US among women ages 15 to 44.
(BV) remains the most common form of vaginitis affecting women globally  and has been linked to several poor outcomes including preterm birth  and posthysterectomy infection .
, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, vaginal discharge, vulvovaginal candidiasis.