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Microbiome therapy protects against recurrent bacterial vaginosis.

a study from researchers at UC San Diego develops a treatment containing healthy vaginal bacteria, in effect a ‘live biotherapeutic’, that successfully treated BV and stopped it from recurring in the 3-month ‘danger window’ after recovery. The team states their new, more natural approach, strengthens the vaginal microbiome against infections, proffering a breakthrough in the long-term prevention of BV.

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a commonly occurring bacterial infection affecting approximately thirty percent of women of reproductive age in the United States. BV is linked to the spread of HIV in Africa, problems with in vitro fertilization, as well as preterm birth and low-birth-weight around the world. Risk factors for BV can include sexual activity, the use of an IUD,

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