||At baseline and during follow-up
we also get microbiology for all these various bugs that Iíve mentioned that are related
to BV. The bottom line is that our baseline data, which have been submitted for
publication, do actually suggest that douching, especially douching one or more times per
month, is associated with BV. It also seems to be associated with a lot of Lactobacillae
and with Gardnerella, one of the bad bugs, and every other bad bug. And the more recent
the douching is, the greater the relationship, which suggests that thereís something
really biologic going on.