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Neglected parasitic infections in the United States : Trichomoniasis
  • Published Date:
    11/12/13
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Center for Global Health (U.S.). Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria.
  • Description:
    Trichomoniasis is the most common curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. Trichomoniasis is caused by infection with a parasite (Trichomonas vagi- nalis). Women and men who have trichomoniasis are at higher risk for getting

    or spreading other STDs, including HIV. About 3.7 million people in the United States are infected with this parasite, and most do not have any signs or symptoms. Trichomoniasis is treated with prescription antimicrobial medication (one dose of metronidazole or tinidazole) but it is possible to become infected again.

    Trichomoniasis is considered a Neglected Parasitic Infection, one of a group of diseases that can result in serious illness among those who are infected, yet the burden and impact remain poorly understood.

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