Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection of the vagina. Although it is usually treated easily, it may be a sign that you have other, more serious conditions. It can also lead to complications, including the following:
There is an association between bacterial vaginosis and a higher risk of getting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. If a woman has HIV and also bacterial vaginosis, there is a higher risk of transmitting HIV to her male partner during unprotected sex.
Talk to your doctor right away if you think you have bacterial vaginosis. It is treated with antibiotics.