What is it?
- Trich is considered the most common curable STD.
- An estimated 3.7 million people in the US have it.
- 70% of those infected, do not exhibit any symptoms.
- Trich is more common in women than men.
- Trich is caused by a protozoan parasite.
- An infection of Trich can increase the risk of getting other STDs.
How do you get it?
- The Trich parasite is transmitted during sex from a penis to a vagina, or from a vagina to a penis, or from a vagina to another vagina.
- Even if you exhibit no symptoms, you can still pass the parasite to others.
- The only way to know if you have Trich is to get tested.
- However even though you have previously treated a Trich infection, you can become infected again.
- 70% of people infected do not exhibit any symptoms.
- If symptoms do appear, the range from a mild irritation of the genitals to severe inflammation of the genitals.
If left untreated…
- Increases the risk of becoming infected and transmitting other STDs, including HIV.
- Pregnant women with Trich are likely to deliver their babies prematurely, that means the give birth too early.
Treatment & Prevention
- Trich is treated with a single dose of prescribed antibiotics.
- The only 100% way to prevent Trich is by abstaining from all kinds of sex, this includes oral, vaginal, and anal sex.
- However if you choose to engage in sex use male or female condoms for vaginal and anal sex and dental dams or male condoms for oral sex-for the whole time, every single time.
- If you are sexually active you should reduce your number of sex partners.