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Is Gardnerella A Sexually Transmitted Disease?

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Posted on Thu, 29 Dec 2016
Question: Is Bacterial vaginittis a std or Gardnerella viginittis a std ? On metronidazole 500 ?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
it is not... but sex is required

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

how a woman contracts gardnerella is not clear but sexual contact is required. This is not considered to be a STD (like the rest of STD) though, since the mode of transmission is unknown. Multiple sexual partners definitely contribute to acquiring gardnerella and abstinence from sex makes sure the woman won't have it. Treating the partner does not help which perhaps is an indication that it's not the partner's "fault".

Metronidazole for one week is the primary regimen against gardnerella.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (20 minutes later)
I am asking because i had sex with a condom but didnt use a condom with oral and i have discharge
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I see, the answer is the same...

Detailed Answer:
As I've told you, we don't know how this disease is contracted but sexual contacts are required. Continuing metronidazole treatment will probably eradicate it.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is Gardnerella A Sexually Transmitted Disease?

Brief Answer: it is not... but sex is required Detailed Answer: Hello, how a woman contracts gardnerella is not clear but sexual contact is required. This is not considered to be a STD (like the rest of STD) though, since the mode of transmission is unknown. Multiple sexual partners definitely contribute to acquiring gardnerella and abstinence from sex makes sure the woman won't have it. Treating the partner does not help which perhaps is an indication that it's not the partner's "fault". Metronidazole for one week is the primary regimen against gardnerella. Kind Regards!