How Do You Prevent Trichomoniasis From Coming Back?

Prevent trichomoniasis: Limit the number of sexual partners you have to decrease your risk for another infection. Do not have unprotected sex (including oral sex). Always wear a latex condom during sex to prevent trichomoniasis and other STIs. Use a new condom after each ejaculation.

Can trich go away on its own?

Trichomoniasis (“trich”) is found worldwide. In the United States, most cases occur in women between ages 16 and 35. The disease can affect both men and women, but the symptoms differ. The infection usually does not cause symptoms in men and goes away on its own in a few weeks.

What are the main causes of trichomoniasis?

What causes trichomoniasis? Trich is caused by a one-celled protozoan organism called Trichomonas vaginalis. It travels from person to person through genital contact during sex. In women, the organism causes an infection in the vagina, urethra, or both.

How can you get trichomoniasis without being sexually active?

Trich can easily infect the vulva, vagina, penis, and urethra, but it usually doesn’t infect other body parts (like the mouth or anus). Trichomoniasis isn’t spread through casual contact, so you can’t get it from sharing food or drinks, kissing, hugging, holding hands, coughing, sneezing, or sitting on toilet seats.