What is Trichomoniasis?
Trichomonas vaginalis [TV] is a sexually transmitted infection by a parasite.
How is Trichomoniasis spread?
It is spread from an infected person to an uninfected person during sex. During sex the parasite is transmitted from a penis to a vagina or from a vagina to a penis. It can also be spread from a vagina to a vagina.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Trichomoniasis?
70% of infected people do not have any symptoms. When trichomoniasis does cause symptoms, they can range from mild to severe.
- vaginal discharge can be yellow, thin, frothy
- vaginal irritation
- painful sex
- pain on passing urine
- irritation inside the penis
- burning after urination or ejaculation
- discharge from the penis
Are there any Complications?
Pregnant women with TV are most likely to have their babies’ early and low birth weight.
How is Trichomoniasis tested?
A simple urine test.
What is the treatment for Trichomoniasis?
Antibiotics – a single dose.