How can I prevent getting or spreading trichomoniasis?
The easiest way to lessen your chances of contracting trichomoniasis is
to abstain from sex. In the event you do have sex, using latex condoms
correctly will help reduce the risk of getting or spreading trichomoniasis.
However, condoms don't cover the entire genital area and it is possible to
get or spread this infection even when using a condom.
What are the complications from untreated trichomoniasis?
Trichomoniasis can increase the risk of getting or spreading other
sexually transmitted infections. For example, trichomoniasis can cause
genital inflammation that makes it easier to get
infected with HIV or to pass the HIV virus on to a sex partner. It can also cause
pre-term birth in pregnant women and low birth weight in newborns.
Will trichomoniasis affect my ability to have children?
Trichomoniasis can potentially affect your ability to conceive children.
Pregnant women infected with it are more likely to have a premature delivery.
Babies born to infected mothers are at risk for having a lower birth weight.