Trichomoniasis (TV) is caused by a tiny parasite.  It is usually sexually transmitted but it can also be transmitted by sharing sex toys.


Around half of people with trichomonas infection won’t have any symptoms.

People with a vagina may notice a discharge with itch and soreness in the vagina.

People with a penis may have burning when passing urine and a discharge.


If you have symptoms, or are worried, you can: 


Trichomoniasis is treated with antibiotics.


You can prevent TV and other STIs by:

  • using You can request free condoms at our clinics.

More information

Visit NHS Choices - Trichomoniasis.

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