What is TRICHOMONIASIS?
Trichomoniasis (sometimes known as "trich") is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Infection with the protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis causes it. Although the disease has a variety of symptoms, most people who are afflicted are unaware that they are infected.you need them.
During sex, the parasite is passed from an infected person to an uninfected person. The lower vaginal tract is the most often infected region of the body in women (vulva, vagina, cervix, or urethra). The inside of the penis is the most usually infected body part in men (urethra). The parasite normally travels from a penis to a vagina or from a vagina to a penis during intercourse. It can also be passed from one vagina to the next. The parasite seldom infects other bodily parts, such as the hands, mouth, or anus. It's not understood why some people with the virus experience symptoms while others don't. It most likely relies on a person's age and overall health. Even if a person is infected but has no symptoms, they can spread the sickness to others.
STDs can only be avoided by avoiding having vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse.
If you are sexually active, you can reduce your risk of contracting trichomoniasis by doing the following:
Use latex condoms correctly every time you have sex. This may reduce your risk of contracting trichomoniasis.
Be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and has negative STD test results.
Another option is to discuss the danger of STDs before having sex with a new partner. That way, you'll be able to make informed decisions regarding the level of risk you're willing to take with your sex life.
If you or someone you know has questions about trichomoniasis or any other STD, talk to a healthcare provider.