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Trichomoniasis Facts

May 7th, 2013

Trichomoniasis Facts

Trichomoniasis Facts

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis.

  • Sexually transmitted disease caused by a protozoan
  • Affects both men and women
  • Most common curable sexually transmitted illness
  • Common symptoms in women: greenish to yellowish discharge from the vagina with a foul odor, discomfort when urinating, pain during sexual intercourse, itchiness or a discomfort feeling in or around the vagina
  • In men it can cause an irritation and discomfort in the penis and can increase the risk of contracting and spreading other STDs
  • If tested positive for Trichimonasis, ask to be tested for other STDs as well

Trichomoniasis Treatment

  • Treatment: single dose of metronidazole and a topical treatment with clotrimazole. Sexual partner should be treated as well
  • Latex condoms reduce the risk of acquiring and spreading but don’t eliminate the transmission of this disease