** 1. Bacterial Vaginosis [BV] is a comon condition and although is not harmful but can cause disturbing symptoms like: vaginal odor and vaginal discharge. 2. before diagnosing BV, one has to exclude possibility of STDs, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. 3. Since you are with the same partner for 8 years thus one has to exclude other conditions for BV like: antibiotic use, IUD s, smoking,douching 4. Male partners usually do not require treatment but for management purpose aa course of metronidazole can be given to husband and wife simultaneously for 7 days. 5. since women with BV are more susceptible to PID, infection, inflammation of upper female genital tract thus seek an opinion of a gynecologist.