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Is there any way, no matter how rare, to contract trichomoniasis without sexual contact? my wife and i have been faithful to each other for 10 yrs.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let try to answer: There is one study from africa (zambia). They found a high prevalence of trichomoniasis in girls in ndola who reported that they had never had sex. We postulate that the high prevalence of trichomoniasis in virgins in ndola is due to non-sexual transmission of trichomoniasis via shared bathing water and inconsistent use of soap. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0016310.

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A 50-year-old male asked:

Can someone get trichomoniasis without sexual contact even in rare instances? My wife and I have been faithful for 10 yrs

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Never say never: Theoretically one could use a public rest room and sit on someone elses urine and get a "seeded" infection, but it is rare and the likelihood is miniscule but certainly possible. Statistically speaking, trich is a std.

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Last updated Apr 16, 2015

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