Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in HIV-Infected Men and Women

  • Author: Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 2/8/18 (What's New)


  • Identification of the cause of vaginitis requires microscopy or other specific diagnostic tests
  • Bacterial vaginosis is diagnosed clinically using the Amsel criteria, which requires that 3 of the following signs be present:[Amsel 1983]
    • Clue cells on saline microscopy (> 20%)

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