Confronting Inequities in STI Prevention, Diagnostics and Care

Symposium 8

Vaginal biology and microbiome

Venue: Kalundu Conference Room
Chairpersons: Ellen Kersh; Jo-Ann Passmore


Time: 10:30 to 12:00
Risk factors associated with bacterial vaginosis among attendees of a tertiary healthcare facility in North India 97 Somesh Gupta
Risk factors associated with bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women in Senegal. 136 Ndeye Safietou Ngom
The impact of POC treatment for STI/BV on matrix metalloproteinase biomarkers of genital epithelial barrier 181 Nonsikelelo Ndlela
Characterising Lactobacillus strains from African women with persistently optimal vaginal microbiota – Framework for an African vaginal probiotic product development platform 105 Anika Chicken
Vaginal pH and curable sexually transmitted infections. Is there a benefit in the management of asymptomatic pregnant women? 147 Chibuzor Babalola
Investigating the relationship between inflammation in the female genital tract and persistent CT infections in young South African women 72 Micaela Lurie