Trichomonas Vaginalis is a protozoan, which is a small organisim similar to bacteria. The Trichomonas protozoan can infect the vagina in women, and the urethra and occasionally the prostate gland males. Trichomonas is normally passed on by sexual contact and is the third most common STI.
Trichomonas infection is one of the most common protozoal parasites and is a major cause of symptomatic vaginitis. It is one of the most common yet curable STDs which can occur among sexually active men and women. The Trichomonas organism is most frequently transmitted through vaginal intercourse but can also be transmitted by vulva to vulva contact between two women.
Trichomonas can be tested with a urine sample and Better2Know can test for it on its own, or as part of our Platinum or Comfort Screens.
Trichomonas can be easily treated with a short course of antibiotics, and you can receive a prescription from a Better2Know doctor if you test positive.
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