Trichomoniasis, also known as trich (say "trick"), is an infection caused by a parasite. The infection spreads through sexual contact.
Women are more likely to have symptoms than men. The infection can cause a discharge from the vagina that smells bad.
The infection is treated with antibiotics. If you are infected, it's important for your sex partner to take medicine too.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease|
|Last Revised||October 9, 2012|
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