How often do you need to test for Trichomonas vaginalis?
Trichomonas vaginalis can be passed onto you at any time if you are having unprotected sex. It is therefore important to be aware of your sexual health and if you have concerns to seek diagnosis as soon as possible. A comprehensive STI screen is recommended once a year or with every change of partner.
Who is at risk of Trichomonas vaginalis?
Anyone who is sexually active is at risk if you are having unprotected vaginal sex. It is also possible for the infection to be spread via sex toys – using a condom over your sex toy and washing it can reduce the risk.
Where can I get a test for Trichomonas vaginalis?
Confidante tests for 10 STIs at the same time, including Trichomonas vaginalis. Confidante is available to buy securely online here or you can find your nearest stockist to buy in store.
How reliable is the Trichomonas vaginalis test?
Trichomonas vaginalis is included as one of the ten STIs that Confidante tests for simultaneously. Confidante is a cutting-edge testing procedure that uses molecular diagnostics that far exceed other STI tests currently available. The test screens for multiple STI pathogens to identify specific viral, protozoan or bacterial pathogens.
How is Trichomonas vaginalis treated?
Trichomonas vaginalis can be treated effectively with antibiotics. To ensure the infection is cleared, it is vital to complete the course of antibiotics and abstain from sex until treatment is complete. If your results are positive, contact your GP for treatment.
What are the benefits of home testing?
Home testing avoids the inconvenience or embarrassment of attending a GUM or sexual health clinic for STI screening. With Confidante you can easily buy the kit online or at your nearest stockist. When purchasing online, the kit will be delivered to your chosen address in a discreet, plain package. You can take the test at a time and place that suits you in the privacy of your own home with no worries about having to discuss your sexual practices or details with a doctor or nurse.