Causes Of Trichomoniasis?
Hello doctor .. I want to ask, what is meant by trichomoniasis caused by multiple sexual partners? What do I do? I give an example, if I have multiple sexual partners and I know that it is proven that they are in a healthy condition with no history of the disease sexually transmitted or hereditary sexually transmitted diseases, and so am I. However, it turns out that I and one of my sexual partners are found to be suffering from trichomoniation, and we are confused about where this disease originated (??)
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Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the parasitic infection Trichomonas vaginalis. Because it is a sexually transmitted infection, a person's risk of developing this disease will certainly increase if the person or partner frequently changes sexual partners and has unprotected sexual relations (not using condoms).
Sexually transmitted infections are not hereditary (so there is no term sexually transmitted diseases), but not all sexually transmitted diseases show certain symptoms in a person, and trichomoniasis is one of them (other examples are HIV, hepatitis B, HPV which does not always show certain clinical symptoms). In men, trichomoniasis often does not show any symptoms, but men who are affected by trichomoniasis (although asymptomatic), can still transmit this parasite to their sexual partners. You will not be able to ascertain whether a sexual partner is healthy or not only from the absence of certain clinical symptoms, but laboratory tests must be carried out to prove it.
If indeed you and one of your partners have trichomoniasis, then one of your partners must have the disease (or it could be your partner who has the infection that spreads to you). Your partners can get any sexually transmitted disease from other sexual partners (besides you). Therefore changing sexual partners is not recommended because of the high risk of sexually transmitted infections. It is recommended that you and all of your sexual partners get tested and treated simultaneously. Also consider examining other sexually transmitted infections (see you and your partners have a high risk of experiencing sexually transmitted infections). As long as you can't be sure of any sexually transmitted infections that you have and have not been fully treated, you should avoid having sexual relations in any form.
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