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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against trichomoniasis?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against trichomoniasis?

Very close: Nothing about stds is 100% except abstinence but trichomonas is not a very insidious infection and so the condom is very likely to prevent its transmission. ...Read more

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Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


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Is it safe to have sex with a condom if I'm being treated for trichomoniasis?

Is it safe to have sex with a condom if I'm being treated for trichomoniasis?

Yes: If you are comfortable doing this it should not be an issue for your partner as long as the condom remains intact. By the way, if you have not had unprotected sex you are going to have to explain how you got trichomonas, and if you had unprotected sex you should be carefully tested for all STDs. ...Read more

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Why is trichomoniasis so common?

Why is trichomoniasis so common?

Trichomoniasis: Although the prevalence of trichomonas is estimated at 8 million cases/year, that is probably an underestimate. The reasons are that it is not reported nationally, many people have no symptoms ; the tests used to diagnose it have low sensitivity. ...Read more

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How can trichomoniasis be contracted?

Sexually: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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My wife has trichomoniasis. Why don't I have it?

Here are some ...: Two possibilities: Either you have been able to fend off trich or you're asymptomatic. Remember: Due to individual variation in defense immune ability, some people would not develop symptomatic infection or never get it despite being exposed to it. In other words, exposure to infectious agent doesn't mean contracting it, and contracting it doesn't necessarily mean going to develop symptoms. ...Read more

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Is trichomoniasis fatal?

No: Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination ; /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have green/yellow/white or clear discharge ; redness, itching, burning of tissues. Pain may occur w urination or w sex. Complications of untreated trichomoniasis include the development of pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Complications in both men ; women can ^ risk. ...Read more

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Why is trichomoniasis called trick?

Trich: Not trick but trich (pronounced trick) - short for trichomoniasis. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Trichomonas (Definition)

Trichomonas vulvovaginitis is an infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...Read more