Trichomoniasis, commonly known as “trich”, is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. This infection affects both men and women, but it’s more common in women.

Trichomoniasis symptoms for women include vaginal itching, burning, and discharge, while men may experience burning during urination or ejaculation. However, some people may not display any symptoms.

The good news is that trichomoniasis is curable with antibiotics, and it’s important to treat it as soon as possible to prevent further transmission. Prevention measures include practicing safe sex (using condoms) and getting tested regularly, especially if you have multiple sexual partners.

It’s essential to note that trichomoniasis can increase the risk of other sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV, and can also cause complications during pregnancy.

Therefore, it’s crucial to seek medical attention if you suspect you have trichomoniasis, and to inform your sexual partners to get tested and treated to prevent further spread.