Learn about Trichomoniasis Video

Daphne Joseph, a registered nurse with more than two decades experience dealing with AIDS and other STIs, discusses trichomoniasis
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What is Trichomoniasis? It's Trichomoniasis. I think it's the full long name, but we call it Trich for short. This is easier to say. That is a fungal infection, a parasitic type of infection, as oppose to a bacteria, in case so you don't use a antibiotic, you would use a anti fungal to treat that. Trich is another one of those infections that often times people don't know they even have it. They may go for Pap smear, or they may have a little bit of discharge, a women have vaginal discharge, and I am not saying to get tested but I really want to emphasize, if a lady has a vaginal discharge, she should go to her family physician, and get looked at, find out what exactly is infective source. It could be any of these things can cause vaginal discharge. She should go and get checked out, to see what it is, because Trich can easily be treated with the anti-fungal medicine, also when the lady is being treated, her partner should also be treated, because they can reinfect each other. So they should go on the medications at the same time, and they should be retested after treatment to make sure that the Trich has cleared. If you leave it untreated, it can again lead to Pelvic Inflammatory disease in women, it can cause soaring in the fallopian tubes over time, cause you to have conceiving, to every one who want to have children. So it's easily treated. If they can find out early one, get it taken care of, and its gone, unless u get reinfected.

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