APR 25, 2019 06:00 AM PDT

Is Bacterial Vaginosis a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

Speakers
  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Biography
      Dr. Christina Muzny obtained her medical degree at the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. She subsequently completed an internal medicine residency and an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center prior to joining the infectious diseases faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2010. Her clinical and research interests focus on HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (specifically vaginal infections) among sexual minority women of color and women with increased numbers of recent sexual partners. Dr. Muzny currently has a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the pathogenesis of bacterial vaginosis among African American women who have sex with women. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UAB, a teaching faculty for the Alabama-North Carolina STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, and an Associate Scientist for the UAB Center for AIDS Research.

    Abstract:

    Despite over 60+ years of research, the etiology of bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common vaginal infection, remains controversial. Epidemiological data strongly suggest that BV is acquired via sexual transmission. This presentation will review pertinent epidemiological data regarding BV, particularly as it relates to sexual transmission. It will also discuss current hypotheses regarding the etiology of BV. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Review the epidemiology of bacterial vaginosis (BV), particularly as it relates to sexual transmission
    2. Discuss current hypotheses regarding the etiology of BV


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