No one reports trichomoniasis, so we don’t have good data - Charlotte A. Gaydos Dr.PH MPH


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STDs: Don't Put Your Sexual Health in Jeopardy

It's the final round of Jeopardy and Alex Trebek gives the following clue: "With 3.7 million new and existing cases each year, this sexually transmitted disease (STD) is the most common, curable STD in the United States."

When the famous jingle stops and the lights come on, Trebek moves to contestant #1 who confidently answers, "What is chlamydia?" "Wrong," proclaims Trebek, as he moves to the next contestant who ventures, "What is gonorrhea?" "Wrong again," says Trebek as he moves on to the third. "What is trichomoniasis?" "Congratulations, you're today's winner!" exclaims Trebek as the two other contestants watch in stunned silence.

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 STDs: Don't Put Your Sexual Health in Jeopardy

Trichomoniasis, or "Trich," is the most common, curable STD in the United States, yet a recent survey by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) found that only one in five women are familiar with it.


Trichomoniasis is the most prevalent nonviral sexually transmitted infection in the United States...


Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite. It spreads from person to person during sex. Many people do not have any symptoms. If you do get symptoms, they usually happen within 5 to 28 days after being infected.


The symptoms of trichomoniasis are similar to those of many other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose.


Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a tiny germ called trichomonas vaginalis. It can lead to pain and discharge from the vagina or penis, but it often does not cause any symptoms. This means you can pass it on without knowing you have it.

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