How is GV passed on
Gardnrella Vaginallis (GV) usually passes on through sexual intercourse. GV belongs to the anaerobic bacteria family and lives in an alkaline environment. That means they are not active living in a healthy woman’s vagina. However, when the acidity of the vagina declines, the anaerobic bacteria will multiply and the amount of aerobic bacteria will drop. It leads to the ecological imbalance that the growth of GV will inhibit the bacteria that maintain a slightly acidic environment in vagina, causing the rise of acidity. Under this perfect habitat GV can reproduce in large scale, which causes irritation and odor in women. After sexual intercourse, alkaline semen will also alkalize the vagina that creates a suitable acidity for GV.