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What is bacterial vaginosis? Is bacterial vaginosis an STD?

After a regular Pap smear at my gynecologist's office, I found out I have an infection called gardenella (bacterial vaginosis). What is it? Is it an STD? I don’t want my husband to get this infection...is that even possible? My husband doesn’t show any signs, but I’m still nervous! Thank you.

Can men get bacterial vaginosis from a female partner?

I was diagnosed with gardnerella vaginitis almost a year ago and I’ve been with the same guy for two years. I still have one symptom of vaginitis...the thick discharge and the last two times we’ve had sex, my fiance’s semen has been thick and white instead of being thin and clear like normal. Is it possible that he has my infection? Can it be transmitted to a man?

Why won't my bacterial vaginosis infection go away?

I’ve had a bacterial vaginosis infection and a UTI in the last two months. After I finished those medications, I had a sore abdomen and lower back. The doctor said I still had bacteria in my urine so I’m taking more antibiotics...but I don’t feel any different. I’ve been tested for chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea but those came back negative. What could be causing these recurring problems?

Do STDs cause urethritis? What is urethritis? How do you get it? How do you cure it?

My husband started having discharge from his penis last week, and he thought I gave him an STD even though he’s been my only partner for the last two years. I went to the doctor and was tested for various diseases. All the tests were negative. The doctor gave me a shot of penicillin and four pills to take just in case my husband had something wrong. When my husband found out I was negative, he went to the ER and they diagnosed him with urethritis. They gave him a shot and a prescription and told him not to have sex for two weeks. The pharmacist said the medicine was for a bacterial infection of the urethra and that the ER should have been be more specific about whether they diagnosed him with an STD. What is urethritis? How do you get it?

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