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How come I tested positive for trichimoniasis and my husband tested negitive when I have had no other partners.?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 doctors agree
In brief: No good test for men
Trichomonas testing for men is tricky.
There really is not an effective test for men. In fact, when a female has it, the male sexual partners are generally treated for it and then tested for other stds like hiv, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. I highly recommend he be treated since you were positive. A negative male test for trich is not reliable.

In brief: No good test for men
Trichomonas testing for men is tricky.
There really is not an effective test for men. In fact, when a female has it, the male sexual partners are generally treated for it and then tested for other stds like hiv, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. I highly recommend he be treated since you were positive. A negative male test for trich is not reliable.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Ping pong
Agree with dr. Livingston.
"ping pong" infection that can go back and forth unless both partners are treated.

In brief: Ping pong
Agree with dr. Livingston.
"ping pong" infection that can go back and forth unless both partners are treated.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Flase positive
Consider having both you (and your only partner) re-tested.
(why were you tested in the first place?).

In brief: Flase positive
Consider having both you (and your only partner) re-tested.
(why were you tested in the first place?).
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Dr. Stephen Chinn
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Trichomonas
Trichomonas can be difficult to diagnose in men.
. I suggest repeat testing including a microscopic semen analysis by a skilled observer...

In brief: Trichomonas
Trichomonas can be difficult to diagnose in men.
. I suggest repeat testing including a microscopic semen analysis by a skilled observer...
Dr. Alan Schrager
Dr. Alan Schrager
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