9 May 2018

Participants sought: Treating the male partners of women with bacterial vaginosis

Treating regular male partners of women with bacterial vaginosis
may reduce reinfection rates. Image: MSHC
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal condition among women which often comes back even after antibiotic treatment.

Some of the bacteria associated with BV are present on the genitals of male partners of women with BV. We believe that reinfection from sexual partners may be contributing to the high rates of women getting BV again.

IF YOU HAVE BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS AND HAVE A REGULAR MALE SEXUAL PARTNER, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!


‘Step Up‛ is a study aiming to determine the feasibility and acceptability of treating the male partners of women with BV, and to examine the impact of treating both partners for BV on the associated bacteria in the male and female genitalia for 4 months after treatment.

’Step Up’ is being conducted by researchers from Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (Alfred Health) and has been approved by the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee. You will be reimbursed for the time you spend participating in this study.

Department: Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Contact: Ms Erica Plummer
Email: STOPBV@mshc.org.au
Phone: (03) 9341 6244
Web: http://mshc.org.au/stepup/
Ethics Committee Project Number: 264/15 Alfred Health
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