Bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast, but not vaginal cleansing, increase HIV-1 acquisition in African women.

@article{Wijgert2008BacterialVA,
  title={Bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast, but not vaginal cleansing, increase HIV-1 acquisition in African women.},
  author={Janneke H H M van de Wijgert and Charles S Morrison and Peter G. A. Cornelisse and Marshall Munjoma and J. Moncada and Peter Awio and Jing Wang and Barbara Van Der Pol and Tsungai Chipato and Robert A Salata and Nancy S. Padian},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={203-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate interrelationships between bacterial vaginosis (BV), vaginal yeast, vaginal practices (cleansing and drying/tightening), mucosal inflammation, and HIV acquisition. METHODS A multicenter, prospective, observational cohort study was conducted, enrolling 4531 HIV-negative women aged 18 to 35 years attending family planning clinics in Zimbabwe and Uganda. Participants were tested for HIV and reproductive tract infections and were interviewed about vaginal practices every 3… CONTINUE READING

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