Hi, where was this culture test taken from (the site that is)?
The source of group B Streptococcus infection in adults is not clearly understood, so it is not possible to tell if it can be transmitted by unprotected intercourse.
Like other bugs, GBS (group B Strep) can potentially cause serious disease like blood stream infections, pneumonias, skin and soft tissue infections to mention a few.
Here is a link which provides some information about GBS, from the CDC:
Is there a way being free of the infection
yes, the infection can be treated with antibitics
If I took a course of antibiotics would it leave my body forever.
Do you know how I could have been infected
GBS exists in the vaginal tract and intestinal tracts of healthy women in 15-45% of cases, so this could be one source
I am very healthy
This is known as a 'colonization', meaning it is present but not producing disease
so it's not safe to have intercourse without a condom until I get rid of the infection??
However it can cause problems to the baby during childbirth, and what is colonization in the mother, can produce 'infection' in the baby
that's what I was reading, and I also read that it can be get worse for people over 65
so it's best that I take a course of antiobiotics, I am wondering why the doctor didn't bother giving me a script for antibiotics, do you think because it is colonized
Did you have any problems like a UTI?
not recently, but I have in the past
I was just having a yearly check and decided to be checked for all diseases as well
OK, so this would be a 'colonization'
And a 'colonization' is sometimes not treated
As antibiotics have their own problems and risks
ok, so if I was treated would it make the infection go away
would there be a problem/risk if I took antibiotics
Using protection would seem reasonable, but its not clear what the transmission risk to another partner would be
Yes it could be useful to eradicate colonization
If I took a course of antibiotics would it get rid of the infection
Yes it could
could it be harmful as I get older if I didn't clear it up now
the answer is to take a course of antibiotics I think
I am only allergic to one drug called "Scolene" which is a pre-anaesthetic drug
The antibiotics used are penicillin and ampicillin
And a different one called vancomycin if penicillin allergy
they will be ok I'm sure
Thank you for your help :)