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Diagnosit ® BVBLUE ® / Bacterial Vaginosis / Why Should I Test for BV?

Why Should I Test for BV

Common Infection

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection in women aged 15 – 44 years (CDC.gov – BV – Fact Sheet)

Bacterial vaginosis accounts for 60 million patient visits worldwide.

Prevalence in Low Risk Populations = 10%
Prevalence in High Risk Populations = 64%

In most populations, BV is …

  • 2 to 4 times more prevalent than Candida
  • 5 to 8 times more prevalent than Trichomoniasis

BV represents 45% of all vulvovaginal infections

Clinically Significant Implications and Complications

Found in 60% of women who have an STD (RxList.com – BV)

Undiagnosed BV can lead to…

  • HIV acquisition and transmission
  • Acquisition of HSV-2
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydial infection
  • Other STDs
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Endometritis
  • Post-Hysterectomy Infections
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Placental Infection
  • Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)
  • Preterm Birth
  • Delivery of a Low-Birth-Weight Infant
  • Spontaneous Loss of Pregnancy

Asymptomatic

In clinical studies, Bacterial Vaginosis was found to be asymptomatic in 84% of women found to have BV (CDC.gov – BV Statistics)

Recurrent

Recurrent within 12 months in 50% of cases (MedicineNet.com – BV)