Bacterial vaginosis causing more cervicitis than chlamydia: study

Findings highlighted the importance of testing for the underlying pathogen.

Bacterial vaginosis has overtaken chlamydia as the leading infectious cause of cervicitis, researchers say, highlighting the importance of identifying underlying pathogens.

Their audit of more than 800 cervicitis cases at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre showed bacterial vaginosis (BV) detection increased from 32% to 45% in the decade to 2021 despite no change in testing rates.