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i had trichomoniasis but i never cheated on my boyfriend how could i have gotten the disease?

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Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Std: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease. So you may have contracted from your partner.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Trichomoniasis : Is an std caused by the trichomonas vaginalis parasite. Up to 70% of people w trichomoniaisis infection are asymptomatic. Because it could be silent- one of you may have been infected before this relationship began ; be unaware of it. Or if could be a new infection if one of you was not monogamous.

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