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Another important issue is that women with BV can be more susceptible to getting HIV if exposed to HIV during the time they have BV. So if you are having any symptoms, please see your physician. BV is not actually considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD) but a new sexual partner or having multiple partners can predispose a woman to developing the imbalance in the bacteria in the vaginal tract.
Kristin Razzeca , M.D.