Trichomonas also known as TV is an STI caused by a small parasite. It can affect both men and women.
Trichomonas infection spreads through unprotected sex and the sharing of sex toys. Many people have no symptoms and do not know they have trichomonas. This means you or your partner could have picked up this infection from a previous partner without their knowledge
Symptoms include genital itching and soreness and can lead to infections of the urethra (the passage the carries pee from the bladder) and in men, an infection of the prostate gland. Almost half of people with trichomonas will not experience any symptoms at all.
Testing for trichomonas is done with a swab or a urine sample
Trichomonas is treated with antibiotics.