Vaginal lactobacilli, microbial flora, and risk of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and sexually transmitted disease acquisition.

@article{Martin1999VaginalLM,
  title={Vaginal lactobacilli, microbial flora, and risk of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and sexually transmitted disease acquisition.},
  author={Harold L. Martin and Barbra Ann Richardson and P M Nyange and Ludo Lavreys and Sharon Louise Hillier and Bhavna H Chohan and Kishorchandra N. Mandaliya and Jeckoniah O. Ndinya-Achola and Job Joab Bwayo and Joan K. Kreiss},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={180 6},
  pages={1863-8}
}
A prospective cohort study was conducted to examine the relationship between vaginal colonization with lactobacilli, bacterial vaginosis (BV), and acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and sexually transmitted diseases in a population of sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya. In total, 657 HIV-1-seronegative women were enrolled and followed at monthly intervals. At baseline, only 26% of women were colonized with Lactobacillus species. During follow-up, absence of vaginal… CONTINUE READING
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