“Trich,” as it is commonly referred, is a parasitic infection. It is very common but also very curable.
Most people do not have symptoms. You can have vaginal discharge, odor, itching, burning, redness or soreness in your genitals.
Laboratory test done by a medical provider on the vaginal discharge.
Antibiotics. You and your partner(s) must be treated to prevent re-infection.
It increases the risk of getting or spreading other STIs. Can cause preterm birth if you are pregnant.
Know if your partner is infected before having sex. Abstinence is the only way to prevent it 100%. Use a latex, polyurethane, or polyisoprene condom every time you have sex. But condoms don’t cover all areas and you can still get infected. Avoid sex until all symptoms have gone away after treatment.