This Guidance provides information for clinicians and women concerning management of vaginal discharge. A key to grades of recommendations, based on levels of evidence, is given at the end of this document. Details of the methods used by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) in developing this Guidance and evidence tables summarising the research basis of the recommendations are available on the Faculty website (www.ffprhc.org.uk). Abbreviations (in alphabetical order) used include: BASHH, British Association for Sexual Health and HIV: BV, bacterial vaginosis; CEU, Clinical Effectiveness Unit; GUM, genitourinary medicine; HVS, high vaginal swab; RCT, randomised controlled trial; STI, sexually transmitted infection; TV, Trichomonas vaginalis; VVC, vulvovaginal candidiasis.
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