Trichomoniasis (also called “trich”) is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Trich is spread through unprotected sex with an infected partner. Although trich can infect all genders, people with vaginas are more likely to show symptoms. This test checks for the parasite that causes trich.
Trich is curable with antibiotics. If left untreated, this infection can be passed to other partners. You can get trich more than once, even if you’ve been treated in the past.
who should be tested?
The trich test is for anyone who wants to know about their sexual health, as well as those who:
- Have new or multiple sex partners
- Have had unprotected sex
- Have symptoms of an STI or are concerned they’ve been exposed to an STI
- Have been diagnosed with another STI
what are symptoms of trichomoniasis?
Trich often has no symptoms. However, for those who do have symptoms, they may experience:
- Soreness, itching, burning, redness, or irritation inside the genitals
- Pain or discomfort while urinating
- Pain during sex
- Abnormal genital discharge
- Pain after ejaculation
what will my test results tell me?
Your test results will tell you if you have trich. If your test results are positive for trich, you will have the opportunity to speak to a board-certified licensed PWNHealth healthcare provider in your state at no extra cost. The provider may be able to prescribe medication for you, if needed.