• Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the most common & serious type of vaginal infections
with a prevalence of 20% in women of reproductive age.
• BV has a strong impact on quality of life due to bothersome symptoms
(vaginal discomfort, malodorous & debilitating vaginal discharge) and can even lead to miscarriage during pregnancy.
• The main risk factors are menstruations, antibiotics intake, sexual activity and pregnancy.
Metronidazole, the gold standard treatment for BV is associated with more than 50% relapses.
Bacterial vaginosis is characterized by an unbalance of the healthy Lactobacilli in favor of the pathogen strain Gardnerella vaginalis associated with a pH increase (pH>5).
Women are willing to rapidly stop their unpleasant symptoms and durably prevent the occurence of new vaginal infections.