Trichomoniasis (Trich): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Trichomoniasis or “trich” is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is curable. Trich spreads during sexual intercourse in semen and caginal fluids. Its name is derived from the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, which is what causes the infection. It is possible to have trich and not know it, in most cases it does not show symptoms from the infection. Trich is contagious, which means it is possible to infect others through sexual contact.

How Common Is Trichomoniasis?

04 about 30% of people show symptoms. Trichomoniasis is more common in Black women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB)