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Trich (Trichomoniasis)

Trich (Trichomoniasis)

What is it?

Trichomoniasis (trich) is caused by a parasite that lives in the skin that lines the genitals. Trich causes vaginitis and vulvitis (inflammation of the vagina and vulva) in women and urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) in men, but it can have no symptoms.

How do you get it

  • Vaginal sex without using condoms with someone who is infected.
  • The incubation period is from four days to three weeks.

Signs and symptoms

  • Frothy white, grey, yellowish or green vaginal discharge.
  • A change in vaginal odour.
  • Most men and women will have no symptoms.


Trich is easily cured with a single dose of antibiotics.


Always use condoms and lube.