ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT OF MALE PARTNERS TO REDUCE RECURRENCE OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS IN WOMEN: A RANDOMISED DOUBLE-BLINED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Grant number: 1138165 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women. Healthy bacteria are lost and replaced by bacteria that cause unpleasant discharge and odour. BV puts women at increased risk of sexually transmitted infections, HIV, miscarriage and preterm delivery. Over 50% of women given antibiotics get BV back again. Studies suggest these bacteria are being sexually transmitted. We are conducting a trial of antibiotic treatment of women and their male partners to improve BV cure.