Co-Occurrence of Trichomonas vaginalis and Bacterial Vaginosis Among HIV-Positive Women.

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Summary of "Co-Occurrence of Trichomonas vaginalis and Bacterial Vaginosis Among HIV-Positive Women."

Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and bacterial vaginosis (BV) were examined among human immunodeficiency virus+ women. The prevalence rates were 28.0% for TV, 51.4% for BV, and 17.5% for TV/BV co-infection. Among human immunodeficiency virus+/TV+ women, the rate of BV was 61.0%. Research is needed to examine how BV affects the clinical course and treatment of T. vaginalis.


From the *Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA; and †Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA.

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Name: Sexually transmitted diseases
ISSN: 1537-4521


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