Trichomoniasis – A sexually transmitted infection


Globally, trichomoniasis is the most prevalent non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI) and a public health concern. It is caused by the presence of protozoa, Trichomonas vaginalis, in the female vagina, urethra or paraurethral glands, and male urethra.

This module provides a brief overview of trichomoniasis. It begins by discussing the incidence, transmission, symptoms and diagnosis of trichomoniasis. It then goes on to describe the treatment and nursing interventions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Understand what trichomoniasis is and how it is transmitted.
  • Understand the people most at risk.
  • Identify the symptoms of trichomoniasis.
  • Know the most accurate diagnostic test for trichomoniasis.
  • Understand the patient care and interventions.

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