Health care professionals are sharing key findings around overall awareness, diagnosis and treatment of BV.
Mar 25, 2017Your Body
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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most prevalent gynecologic infection in the United States and affects more than 21 million women each year, but it's rarely talked about.
The most common symptoms of BV include a discharge and an unpleasant vaginal odor. Women may easily mistake BV for a yeast infection, but BV requires a different treatment, so it is important to get an accurate diagnosis.
To promote awareness of BV, a group of nine women's health leaders from across the United States participated in a meeting in Philadelphia to discuss bacterial vaginosis. Their meeting yielded key findings around overall awareness, diagnosis and treatment of BV.
Here are some highlights: