February 23rd, 2011 |
Trichomoniasis Fast Facts
- Trichomoniasis, also known as “trich,” is the most common curable STD. An estimated 7.4 million people acquire new trichomoniasis infections each year.
- STDTesting.com offers a trichomoniasis test in a home kit. Men test through urine and women provide a sample with a vaginal swab.
- Trichomonisis is often asymptomatic. When present, symptoms are similar to gonorrhea and Chlmaydia. The only way to know the difference is through a trichomoniasis test.
- Trichomoniasis is easily cured with antibiotics. Metronidazole (Flagyl) or tinidazole (Tindamax) are the most commonly used antibiotics for trichomonosis treatment.
- The STD trichomoniasis can cause complication in pregnant women. It can also increase one’s susceptibility of contracting HIV.
February 15th, 2011 |
The STD trichomoniasis (also known as trichomonosis or trich) is not only treatable, but curable. Metronidazole (Flagyl) or tinidazole (Tindamax), the most commonly used antibiotics for trichomoniasis, can easily cure the infection in one dose.
Trichomoniasis symptoms often mimic gonorrhea or Chlamydia symptoms. A trichomonosis test is the only way to determine whether the infection is trich. It is important to receive an accurate diagnosis to ensure proper treatment.
All sex partners should have a trichomonosis test and treated if positive. It is important for people with trichomoniasis and their partners to abstain for sexual intercourse until treatment is completed to avoid re-infection. A confirmatory trichomonosis test may be recommended following treatment to ensure the infection is fully cured.
February 9th, 2011 |
Trichomoniasis (“trich”) is a parasitic sexually transmitted disease (STD) contracted through penis-to-vagina intercourse or vulva-to-vulva contact with an infected partner. In the US, most cases occur in women between ages 16 and 35.
Symptoms of Trichomoniasis in women are discomfort during intercourse, itching of the inner thighs, vaginal discharge (thin, greenish-yellow, frothy or foamy), vaginal itching, vulva itching or swelling of the labia, or vaginal odor. Symptoms of Trichomoniasis in men are burning after urination or ejaculation, itching of urethra, or slight discharge from urethra.
Women are tested for Trichomoniasis by conducting a pelvic exam to retrieve a swab of any vaginal discharge. The swab is screened for the infection-causing organisms. A pap smear may also diagnose the condition. Unfortunately, Trichomoniasis can be hard to diagnose in men. Men are treated if the infection is diagnosed in any of their sexual partners, or if symptoms such as urethral burning or itching continue despite treatment for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
Complications of Trichomoniasis are changes in the tissue on the cervical surface. These changes may be seen on a routine Pap smear. In such cases, treatment should be started and the Pap smear repeated 3 to 6 months later.
Trichomoniasis is curable, typically treated with the antibiotic metronidazole.