Trichomoniasis or simply “trich” is a tricky parasite that can infect you and cause symptoms ranging from serious to annoying to none at all.

How would I get it?

  • Spread through unprotected sex with an infected partner, including mutual masturbation and sharing of sex toys
  • More common in people who have multiple partners

What kind of symptoms could I have if I am infected?

Some people have symptoms of the infection while others have none.

Vaginal symptoms:

  • Itchiness
  • Yellowish-green, frothy, malodorous vaginal discharge
  • Pain or burning when peeing
  • Pain during sex

Penile symptoms:

  • Pain or burning when peeing
  • Discharge from the penis

How do I prevent this?

  • Condoms

How do I get tested?

  • Urine or a swab of affected/exposed areas
  • Results take about a week to come back

What if I test positive?

  • Trich isn’t too tricky for us!  Once diagnosed it can be cured with a course of antibiotics.
  • Although this is not a “Publicly reportable disease”, it can be helpful to have current partners treated….. otherwise you may just be passing it back and forth to each other.
  • The infection can cause serious health problems if untreated and even increase your chance of getting HIV

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