Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Candidate Bacteria: Associations with BV and Behavioural Practices in Sexually-Experienced and Inexperienced Women

@inproceedings{Fethers2012BacterialV,
  title={Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Candidate Bacteria: Associations with BV and Behavioural Practices in Sexually-Experienced and Inexperienced Women},
  author={Katherine A. Fethers and Jimmy Twin and Christopher K Fairley and Freya J. I. Fowkes and Suzanne Marie Garland and Glenda Fehler and Anna M. Morton and Jane S Hocking and Sepehr N Tabrizi and Catriona Susan Bradshaw},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND In recent years several new fastidious bacteria have been identified that display a high specificity for BV; however no previous studies have comprehensively assessed the behavioural risk associations of these bacterial vaginosis-candidate organisms (BV-COs). METHODS We examined the associations between 8 key previously described BV-COs and BV status established by Nugent's score (NS). We also examined the sexual practices associated with each BV-CO. We incorporated 2 study… CONTINUE READING
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