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How Do You Test For Trichomoniasis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trichomoniasis

What Is Trichomoniasis? How Common Is Trichomoniasis? How Do People Get Trichomoniasis? What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Trichomoniasis? What Are the Complications of Trichomoniasis? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon: Testing Urged in Fight Against STDs

Medford is pulling together local and national resources to encourage area young people to get tested for STDs. Local television stations are airing spots funded by the Kaiser Family Foundation and MTV as part of a national STD testing campaign. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ongoing Sexually Transmitted Disease Acquisition and Risk-Taking Behavior Among U.S. HIV-Infected Patients in Primary Care: Implications for Prevention Interventions

To gain a better understanding of factors associated with HIV- and STD-transmitting behavior among persons living with HIV, the team estimated STD prevalence and incidence, as well as associated risk factors, among a diverse sample of HIV-positive... Read more »
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TRICH

If a urine culture is taken, do they screen for trichomoniasis as well as bacteria growth?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A urine culture is only used for screening for routine bacteria. It would not pick up trichomonas. A urinalysis (with microscopic exam) would pick up trich.MH... Read more »

Need help

Ive had sex with 2 guys and neither of them have been tested and neither have I. I have gotten 5 or 6 yeast infections this year but Im not sure if thats what they were. Im a lifeguard during the summer and someone told me that sitting in a wet swim...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Discharge from the vagina can have different causes, like sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, or infections/irritation of the vagina or cervix. What you are describing is most commonly attributed to "vaginitis,"... Read more »

Trich

I have been with the same man for 2 yrs, no other partners and have had 2 clean pap tests, now my boyfriend tells me that he has trich and I have to be tested. I know that some BV is not spread sexually but this one is right? Could he have been...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Trichomoniasis, or trich, is caused by a parasite that most commonly infects the vagina in women in the urethra in men. Most men do not show symtpoms and many women do show symptoms (vaginitis). So it is possible to be infected with trich and be... Read more »

A question nobody else has asked

Hi how are you?My story is really weird, I have a girl friend that's an escort, and recently we had sex, most of the time protected but unprotected (she has unprotected sex only with me and her boyfriend according to her) like for 20 seconds or...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The description of the odor coming from your partners vagina as being "very strong" would indicate some sort of infection. Yeast infections, Trichomoniasis, and Bacterial Vaginosis can all produce a strong smell, and discharge.... Read more »
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Symptoms & testing. Need experts' advice.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The worst nightmares of my life started half year ago while my work in the south of Namibia. After a few months of preassure being drunk following a terrible stress I had sex with one of the local girls. My nightmare started as soon as I realized... Read more »

Scared - please advise

Posted by Amigohere, 1 Reply
So about 7 weeks ago I had an encounter with a woman. I did not penetrate her vagina, but I believe she rubbed my penis on her opening and I told her I could not have sex without a condom. About 1 week later I feel tingling in my penis. I tested... Read more »

Should I be Worried!!!

Posted by sexytani12, 2 Replies
Please give me some Advice,
About 2 years ago I had unprotected sex with guy I was dating,
We always used condoms but one time we didn't, and after that one day I noticed I was having funny smelling discharge and itching I was so scared because i... Read more »

Real Help Please..Questions/Opinions?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Here Goes:

I live in the U.S., in Texas to be exact. I got extremely drunk one night in October, where two friends and I decided we were going to boys town in Mexico (Whore houses for everyone out of country) to drink, and have a good time. I got... Read more »