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Trichomoniasis

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Trichomoniasis is a STD that can infect men and women. Many people who have trichomoniasis don't know it. The infection often has no symptoms. You can pass trichomoniasis to others without knowing it. Trichomoniasis is easy to treat and cure.




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Symptoms

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Many people infected with trichomoniasis do not have any symptoms. Those with symptoms may experience genital discharge, discomfort or burning when urinating or after sex, and/or genital itching.

CDC information on Trichomoniasis symptoms

Who

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Trichomoniasis is a common STD that affects both women and men, although symptoms are more common in women.

CDC information on who is affected by Trichomoniasis

Testing

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For both men and women, a health care provider must perform a physical examination and laboratory test to diagnose trichomoniasis.

CDC information on testing for Trichomoniasis

Transmission/Prevention

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You can get trichomoniasis by having vaginal sex with someone who has it. Women can acquire the disease from men or women, but men usually contract it only from women. The surest way to prevent trichomoniasis is not to have sex, to have sex only with someone who's not infected and who has sex only with you, or to use condoms the right way every single time you have sex.

CDC information on transmission and prevention of Trichomoniasis

Treatment

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Trichomoniasis can be treated and cured with antibiotics. Finish all of your medicine to be sure you are cured. All recent sex partners should be tested and treated.

CDC information on Trichomoniasis treatment

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