Trichomoniasis known as ’Tric’ is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects men and more frequently older women. It is caused by the protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Most people do not know they are infected and for this reason are not treated. Trichomoniasis increases the risk of contracting other STDs.
It is spread through sexual intercourse with an infected person. The parasite is transmitted by direct contact from penis to vagina or vagina to vagina. Rarely, other areas of the body are infected. A person with no symptoms can transmit the disease. Pregnant women with the disease are at risk for premature childbirth
Trichomoniasis can be prevented through sexual abstinence or the correct use of latex condoms which helps reduce the risk of infection. Avoiding multiple sexual partners who have not been tested or have not had a negative STD test is also a method of prevention.
Trichomoniasis commonly has no symptoms, especially in men. Some signs and symptoms appear 5-28 days after infection.
When trichomoniasis is diagnosed, it can be treated with antibiotics such as Metronidazole and Tinidazole, 2 g orally with a single dose of either of these two medications. Do not consume alcohol in the following 24 hours to avoid side effects.
It is recommended that even if the sexual partner has no symptoms, testing and treatment should also be performed. Abstain from sex for at least 7 days or until treatment is completed.
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