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Transmission, symptoms and screening for trichomoniasis

How is trichomoniasis transmitted?

Trichomoniasis is caused by the parasite trichomonas vaginalis found in the female vagina and male urethra. It is usually transmitted through sexual intercourse.

What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis?

  • Yellowish vaginal discharge
  • Itching and redness of the vulva and vagina
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Fishy smell from the vagina

How to get tested?

Endocervical, vaginal or urinary sampling

  • Microscopic examination or culture of a fresh specimen
  • Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT)

Need more information?
For more information, do not hesitate to contact Biron’s customer service at 1 833 590-2712.