Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection of the vagina which results due to a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but it can increase your risk of getting an STI for example – chlamydia. This is because with BV, your vagina is less acidic and is more prone to infection.

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Authored Aug 26, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 26, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm