A GP guide to treating bacterial vaginosis

Despite being the most common vaginal condition among reproductive-aged women, new treatment approaches are still needed to improve a sustained cure

Need to know:

  • Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a polymicrobial syndrome characterised by a profound shift in the composition of the vaginal microbiota to favour BV-associated bacteria, resulting in biofilm formation.
  • Current treatments may provide symptomatic relief but do not achieve sustained cure.
  • The pathogenesis of recurrence may involv