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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Trichomoniasis By Gloria Biswas and Ann Astashonok 1)Trichomoniasis is a STI caused by a parasite.2)Trichomoniasis is also called trich and trichomonasvaginalis.3)This disease is spread throughout sex.4)It can be cured with antibiotics.5)The infection is common more in women than in men.6)The parasite is passed on to the uninfected person during sex.7)A single dose of medication can cure the STI. Preventing Trichomoniasis History http://www.tabletsmanual.cjpgom/img/wiki/trichomonas. Treatments 1)Trichomoniasis can be treated by prescription drugs.2)By either metronidazole or tinidazole. 3)If you are pregnant, you can still take the medication.4)Make sure that you avoid contact with certain fluids such as semen, discharge, menstrual flow and vaginal lubrication while being in the process of medication.5)Your partner should also be treated at the same time so that the disease doesn't spread.6)You take the medication 2-3 times a day for a week or so.7)You should also avoid having sex throughout the treatment. If not treated ttp:// Trichomoniasis is one of the most common and curable STIS. The symptoms can be really annoying when not treated and treated. When not treated trichomoniasis can become worse and turn into a HIV infection which can also be passed on to your partner when havingintercourse.Also if it is not treated it can cause pregnant women to haveearly delivery and cause the membranes of the fetus to be premature,which can cause low birth weight. 1) What is one thing that you can do to prevent your self from getting trichomoniasis? Questions 1) It is suggested not to have sex.2) If not possible, use latex condoms correctly every time you have sex with your partner, but condoms dont protect you a lot from avoiding the STI if your partner has it.3) Make sure you talk to your partner and know about these infections before having any intercourse. 4) Learn about all the different STIS before having sex with your partner. Men vs Women MenMen can notice some irritation or itching inside the penis,burning after urination. Women They may alsofeel itching and burning,as well as notice some rednessor soreness on the vagina.It may be uncomfortable to urinate.If a woman is pregnant, there is a chance of premature birth, and babies can have a low birth weight (5.5 pounds). Also, a woman can pass the disease to the babythrough the birth canal. Trichomoniasis cannot be diagnosed only based on symptoms.The doctor has to do a laboratory test in order to diagnose this disease. Diagnosis Epidemiology In most cases (about 70%), people are asymptomatic. When it is symptomatic, people can get irritations or inflammations. The incubation period for this disease is 5-28 days.However, in some cases it takes much longer. With trichomoniasis it may be uncomfortable to have sex. If trichomoniasis is not treated, it can increase the chance of spreading other STDs (especially HIV),and can be present for years. Symptoms Questions 1) What is one thing that you can do to prevent yourself from getting trichomoniasis?2) How often do you think you should visit a doctor when you're having an active sexual lifestyle?3) What is the best way to make sure your partner does not have any STDs? Bibliography Epidemiology 5 million cases of trichomoniasis occur every year in the United States, and 120 million worldwide. According to CDC, 1) (85%) of women with trichomoniasis reported no symptoms. 2) Women who never had sex still can get trichomoniasis (1.0%), as well as pregnant women (3.2%), and women who have ever been pregnant (4.1%). 3) African American women had a prevalence of 13.3%, white women prevalence of 1.3%, and Mexican American women prevalence of 1.8%. 4) As the age and lifetime number of sexual partners increases among American women, so does the prevalence of trichomoniasis Trichomoniasis is a very common STD that is easy to cure. (Sep. 15, 2010). Retrieved from - CDC Fact Sheet. August 3, 2012. Retrieved from & Country Information. Retrieved from Statistics. (September 16, 2010). Retrieved from
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