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Trichomonas vaginalis
This Sexually Transmitted Disease is easily curable. Many people do not exhibit symptoms. Symptoms normally arise between 3 and 21 days after contact. Like many other STDs, Trichomonas Vaginalis can increase one's risk of acquiring HIV if the infected person engages in sexual activity with an HIV positive individual.

Symptoms

Men:
White discharge from the penis and painful urination are possible symptoms.

Women:
A change in vaginal discharge (change in colour or smell, for example), an itchy and irritated genital area, painful urination, and a sore abdomen may be signs of Trichomonas Vaginalis in women.

Transmission
Vaginal, anal, and oral sex can transmit this infection. It can also be passed from mother to child during birth.

Diagnosis/testing
A swab test or urine analysis can detect Trichomonas Vaginalis. An internal examination performed by a healthcare professional can detect this infection in women.

Treatment
Medication is used to treat this STD.
 

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