What is it?
Trichomoniasis (or “trich”) is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Although symptoms of the disease vary, most women and men who have the parasite cannot tell they are infected.
What to watch for.
- Symptoms show up after 5-28 days after infection.
- Burning when urinating.
- Yellow, greenish, or gray discharge from vagina.
- Itching, burning, or irritation in the vagina.
- Foul smell from the vagina.
- Need to urinate more often.
- Watery, white drip from penis.
How do you get it?
Spread during vaginal sex.
What happens if you don’t get treated?
- You can give trich to your sex partner(s).
- Uncomfortable symptoms will continue.
- Men can get infections in the prostate gland.
Can it be cured?
Is there a vaccination?