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Trichomoniasis: an overlooked sexual infection

Trichomoniasis: an overlooked sexual infection

Sexual health

Chris Faldon
MSc BSc(Hons) Nursing DipHV RGN
Public Health Infection Control Nurse
Borders Public Health Department

Former Vice-President
Society of Health Advisers in Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is a parasitic organism – a flagellated protozoan. It is almost exclusively acquired through sexual contact, usually male to female (and vice versa). Female-to-female transmission has been reported, but male-to-male is very rare.(1)

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