Trichomoniasis (trich for short) is a protozoan infection that causes inflammation of the genitals. Trichomoniasis cannot be transmitted to the mouth and anus.
Signs and Symptoms
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- Frothy yellowish vaginal discharge and unpleasant odour
- Vaginal itching
- Often no symptoms
- Pain when urinating
- Pain during sex
- Unprotected vaginal sex, including transferring vaginal discharge on hands or sex toys or direct vulva to vulva contact
- Sharing vaginal douching equipment
Trich is usually treated by taking a single dose of antibiotics. They must also be taken by the sexual partner at the same time (even if they don’t have symptoms), otherwise re-infection will occur.
Use condoms for vaginal sex.
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