What is trichomoniasis?
Trichomoniasis (or trich) is a common STD that is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Trichomoniasis is a disease that can affect both men and women. Trichomoniasis is considered the most common curable STD.
How is trichomoniasis spread?
Trichomoniasis can be spread via oral, anal, and vaginal sexual intercourse. In women, the most commonly infected part of the body is the lower genital tract, and for men it is the urethra. The parasite can be passed from penis to vagina, from vagina to penis, or from vagina to vagina.
Am I at risk for trichomoniasis?
Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for trichomoniasis.
What are symptoms of trichomoniasis?
|Male Symptoms||Female Symptoms|
|Itching or irritation inside the penis||Itching, burning, redness, or soreness of the genitals|
|Burning after urination or ejaculation||Discomfort with urination|
|Discharge from the penis||Thin discharge with an unusual smell|
What is the testing window for trichomoniasis?
The testing window for trichomoniasis is 5-7 days.