Bacterial Vaginosis Study - Free Diagnosis and Treatment

Do you think you might have Bacterial Vaginosis? Join our Fred Hutch research study to receive free diagnosis and treatment.

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria found in the vagina. For some people, BV can be a chronic condition. Symptoms may include:

  • A thin white or gray vaginal discharge
  • Pain, itching, or burning in the vagina
  • A strong fish-like odor, especially after sex
  • Itching around the outside of the vagina

The goal of our study is to improve the speed and accuracy of BV diagnosis. Your participation will help us improve testing methods.

Who Can Participate

People between 18-50 years of age with a vagina or neo-vagina

What is Involved

  • One 45 minute clinic visit to the Fred Hutch Prevention Center Clinic (located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood)
  • A pelvic exam and the collection of vaginal swabs, completed by a Nurse Practitioner
  • Swabs will be tested for BV. If you are BV positive, you will receive a prescription for the antibiotic Metronidazole to treat your BV.
Volunteers who complete the study will receive a $30 Amazon Electronic Gift Card.

Interested in finding out more about this research and potentially getting involved? Please contact us:

Sue Bartlett

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