BV is usually diagnosed due to unusual vaginal discharge.
This discharge is usually thin and either white or watery.
Symptoms can also include a fish-like odour.
BV does not cause itching or soreness.
Bacterial Vaginosis is harmless and easily treated.
The condition cannot be passed on to men.
Although BV is not technically an STI, it is more common in women who are sexually active.
Testing and Treatments:
If you are aged 16 years or over and live in Lancashire (excluding Blackburn with Darwen), you can request a FREE bespoke STI postal testing kit.
Testing includes vaginal examinations and/or a swab test.
BV is treated with antibiotics, either in tablet or gel form.
Over the counter treatments are available.