Q&A: Is BV An STD?

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Q:  I was wondering if BV is an STD. Thanks for your help. – Ebony T.

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A:  BV stands for bacterial vaginosis, which is not a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is a bacterial infection of the vagina. The vagina has a good bacterium that usually controls the bad bacteria growth. Experts are not sure what causes the bacteria in the vagina to get out of balance.