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Transcript of Trichomoniasis
Presented by: Deja Gainey Trichomoniasis What is Trich? Trichomoniasis is a Sexually Transmitted Disease(STD) that is very common and caused by an organism called "Trichomonas vaginalis". It is known as the most common curable STD in young women. In the United States, an estimated 3.7 million people have the infection. How did I get "Triched"? The parasite is passed from an infected person to an uninfected person during sexual intercourse. During sex, the parasite is usually transmitted from a penis to a vagina, or from a vagina to a penis. It is not common for the parasite to infect other body parts. Symptoms 70% of infected people do not have any signs or symptoms. Some people with symptoms get them within 5 to 28 after being infected, but others do not develop symptoms until much later. Symptoms can be chronic. Women usually notice itching, burning, redness or soreness of the genitals, discomfort with urination, or a thin discharge with a strong odor that can be clear, white, yellowish, or greenish. Men may feel itching or irritation inside the penis, burning after urination or ejaculation, or some discharge from the penis. Diagnosis Method To diagnose trichomoniasis, a doctor or another trusted health care provider must perform a physical exam and lab test. Lab tests are performed on a sample of vaginal fluid or urethral fluid to look for the disease-causing parasite. The parasite is harder to detect in men than in women. Tertiary Care PREVENTION Using latex condoms correctly every time you have sex will help reduce the risk of getting or spreading trichomoniasis. However, condoms don’t cover everything, and it is possible to get or spread this infection even when using a condom. You can also limit the number of sex partners you have, and not go back and forth between partners. But the only 100% way to prevent trich or any other STDs is abstinence. Works Cited "Google Images." Google Images. Google, n.d. Web. 09 May 2013.
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"Trichomoniasis." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Feb. 2013. Web. 09 May 2013. This is a picture of the organism. Fortunately, Trichomoniasis is curable!! Usually with a single dose of prescription antibiotic medication. But before taking this drug, it is very important to let your doctor know if there is any chance that you could be pregnant, because the drug could harm your baby. People who have been treated for trichomoniasis can get it again. About 1 in 5 people get infected again within 3 months after treatment. Get checked again if your symptoms come back. Your partner should also be treated at the same time to prevent reinfection and further spread of the disease. This is a person looking at their symptoms