Thursday Lunch Symposium

A Contemporary View of the Clinical Burden of Vaginitis Symptoms

Thursday, August 1, 2024

12:30 PM – 01:30 PM



Christina A. Muzny, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology & Epidemiology
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Rebecca Lillis, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
LSU School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mindy Cheng, PhD
Director, Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research


Vaginitis is one of the most common reasons for primary care visits among women with a gynecologic-related diagnosis in the United States (US). We will describe real-world diagnostic testing, healthcare resource utilization (HCRU), and treatment patterns of people presenting with vaginitis symptoms in the US, followed by analysis of whether diagnostic testing is associated with subsequent HCRU and treatment. Additionally, we will present an economic analysis that evaluates the costs and outcomes associated with a CLIA-waived molecular diagnostic test compared to laboratory-based molecular tests.

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