It is a bacterial infection, I have had it, and I'm a virgin...your Doctor is mistaken, a lot of the time your period, and some soaps can cause it!! Ask your Doctor....
I just read a CDC report that said this is not a STD. Most doctors with tell you that it could be passed on to your partner or partners and both should be treated, But the report I read said men do not have to be treated. I say better safe than sorry, that way you can be sure not to be passing this infection back and forth.
Gardnerella is an overgrowth of bacteria, leading to bacterial infection. It is NOT an STD but can be aggravated or activated by sexual activity. It has been documented as having been found in virginal boys and girls as well as persons who are not currently sexually active - which would not be possible if it was an STD.
Gardnerella is not considered an STD however it most definitely can be transmitted from a woman to her man when she is suffering from an infection. It is true that very often the man will not have symptoms, however if he is not treated (and only the woman is), then he can pass the pathogenic bacteria back as an infection to the women, and the cycle starts again. What I would like to know is, apart from Flagyl (antibiotics), is there a natural treatment can be used to treat a man carrying Gardnerella - because it needs to be an oral treatment in order to get inside the penis.
Yes, its a sexually transmitted disease. You both need to be treated at the same time or you will just keep passing it back and forth. Your partner may think he doesn't have it as he may not show symptoms, but he will be carrying it
It is not an std..... It is just growth of bacteria... Women who have not had sex have been diagnosed with it... Therfore it is not an std
This is a bacterial infection not a STD
I have this infection and have had multipule partners and I'm not sure how I'm supose to tell the last guys I was with.
Absolutely, it's considered a STD. Unfortunately, it's not physically detectable in men but they're carriers. In most women there are signs. The disease is treatable.