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Diagnosing Bacterial Vaginosis

Diagnosing Bacterial Vaginosis

Diagnosing Bacterial Vaginosis

Frances Keane and Mona Malek
Frances Keane and Mona Malek
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 31 Jul 2018
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This session explains how to diagnose bacterial vaginosis (BV), the testing procedures and equipment used.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Identify the two main methods used in the clinical setting to make a diagnosis of BV
• Describe what samples are needed, and how to diagnose BV, using each method
• Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the two methods
• Discuss the role of repeat testing after treatment for BV
Frances Keane and Mona Malek

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Frances Keane and Mona Malek
on behalf of Health Education England

Frances Keane -
Dr Frances Keane is a consultant in Genitourinary/HIV medicine at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Truro, Cornwall, and Divisional Director for Specialty Medicine.

She is the speciality lead for sexual health services for the Peninsula medical school undergraduate programme.

She has a particular interest in bacterial vaginosis, on which she based her MD thesis. She is currently secretary and long standing member of the Bacterial Special Interest Group (BSIG) of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH). She is editor of the ’Microscopy of STIs’ DVD produced by BSIG/BASHH.

Mona Malek -
Mona has worked in sexual health for over 10 years and is a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV in Buckinghamshire.

She is currently the Contraception Lead in her NHS Trust and is a member of the FSRH International Affairs Committee.

Mona is passionate about international humanitarian work and global health. She has worked in Malawi and more recently in the Syrian refugee camps in Greece.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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