A person of any age, sex, race, or sexual orientation can get infected with Trich.
- Having Unprotected Vaginal, Anal, or Oral Sex with someone who has Trich is the primary way the disease spreads.
- Your partner does not have to ejaculate to transmit the disease.
- Genital touching if you have infected fluids on your hand can also spread Trich.
- Rarely, a mother can give trich to her baby during childbirth.
Herpes is transmitted via infected bodily fluids coming into contact with genitals. Many times, a person who doesn’t know they are infected is responsible for infecting others.
Correct use of a condom will reduce the risk of contacting trich, but it won’t eliminate it.
The surest way to avoid transmission of genital herpes is to abstain from sexual contact, or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.
Trich can make it much easier to become infected with the HIV Virus, or other STDs. The inflamed areas that Trich produces as your body tries to fight the infection make it easier for HIV to pass through the skin barrier and into your body.
If you’re pregnant, trich may lead to a premature birth. Your baby may also have a low birth weight, which can raise the chances that your baby will have other kinds of health or developmental problems.
It doesn’t happen often, but your baby may also get trich during childbirth. You can get treated for trich while pregnant, so schedule a test today.
Yes! Trich can usually be cured with a single pill, and even pregnant women can be treated. The symptoms in infected men may disappear within a few weeks without treatment. However, an infected man, even a man who has never had symptoms or whose symptoms have stopped, can continue to infect or re-infect a female partner until he has been properly treated.
Therefore, both partners should be treated at the same time to eliminate the parasite. Persons being treated for trichomonas should avoid sexual contact until they and their partner(s) complete treatment and have no sypmtoms.
Having trichomonas once does not prevent a person from getting it again.
The Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) is a simple urine test used to detect the parasite.
First morning urine is recomended for this test, but the specimen is acceptable if the patient has not urinated for at least 1 1/2 hours before it is collected.
It is very important that the first part of the urine stream is collected.