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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis

Disease:  Trichomoniasis (Trich)

Test/Treat:

Scott County Health Department will test? yes
Scott County Health Department will treat? yes

What is it? How do I get it?

Tiny organism - sexually transmitted

Symptoms:

  • MEN - no symptoms - no test
  • Women - smelly, yellow green frothy discharge. Itchy, burning.

What happens if not treated?

  • None
  • Miscarriage - premature labor and delivery

How can I protect myself?

  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • Use a condom - EVERY TIME YOU HAVE SEX

What to do:

  • Take all medicine as directed
  • DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL with medicine

Links:

 

Keep in mind that…

  • STDs may be passed from person to person regardless of the presence of symptoms.
  • STDs may be passed through all forms of sexual contact (oral, anal, vaginal).
  • STDs if untreated may lead to more severe problems.
  • Alcohol and drugs decrease your ability to make good decisions regarding your sexual behavior.

 

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