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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
A 21-year-old female asked:

My doctor said trich is only a sexually transmitted disease and you can only get it by having sex with someone who has it is that true?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
True: While the organisms can survive for a period of time in the environment there is no proven role for transmission in this manner. Bear in mind that the infection can be without symptoms in most men and up to 50% of women. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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