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Revista argentina de microbiología

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BOLOGNO, Romina et al. Importance of studying the balance of vaginal content (BAVACO) in the preventive control of sex workers. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2011, vol.43, n.4, pp. 246-250. ISSN 0325-7541.

The aim of this work was to study the vaginal microenvironment in sex workers from Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut. For that purpose, BAVACO procedures were applied. A total of 229 female sex workers attended public health centers. Vaginal secretions were analyzed by Gram and Giemsa stains. The following results were obtained: normal microbiota 35.37 %, intermediate microbiota 15.72 %, bacterial vaginosis 23.14 %, microbial nonspecifc vaginitis, Donders'"aerobic vaginitis" 10.48 %, yeast vulvovaginitis 8.30 %, and trichomoniasis 6.99 %. The intermediate microbiota was characterized by a decrease in the number of lactobacilli and the presence of diphtheroid bacilli cell types. The population studied shared increased values of vaginal dysfunctions. These results are considered risk factors for obstetric and gynecologic diseases.

Palabras clave : Sexually transmitted infections; Bacterial vaginosis; Sex workers.

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