It is caused by a protozoan, Trichomonas vaginalis, which infects the vagina and the urinary tract. It is one of the most common STDs in the world. Like other STIs, after being cured there is no acquired immunity.
The proper use of a condom is a very efficient way to protect yourself from trichomoniasis.
Who is infected with trichomoniasis runs a two times greater risk of being infected with HIV during unprotected sex with HIV-positive people.

How is it transmitted?

Through unprotected vaginal intercourse.
Through the exchange of contaminated objects for sexual pleasure.

What are the symptoms?

Man: often asymptomatic, sometimes burning while urinating and small losses.
Woman: itching or burning of the external genitals with vaginal yellowish and smelly discharge.

What if you do not treat it?

Men: penile irritation, inflammation of the prostate, infertility.
Woman: uterine and tubal infection

How is it diagnosed?

By laboratory diagnosis, based on the examination of microscopic secretions and urine. In men, the diagnosis is more difficult.

How is it treated?

With a cycle of targeted antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.

How to prevent it?

With the correct use of condoms and carefully following measures of safe sex.