If you've had trichomoniasis and it's been treated, you won't be immune to the infection andcould get it again.
Like any sexually transmitted infection (STI) , the best way to prevent trichomoniasis is to have safe sex. This means always using a condom .
The following measures will help protect you from trichomoniasis and most other STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhoea . They'll also help prevent you passing it on to your partner:
If you're not sure how to use condoms correctly, you can read about how to use a condom .
If you've been diagnosed with trichomoniasis, make sure both you and your partner are treated, and that any sex toys you've used are cleaned.
If you're sexually active, go for regular sexual health check-ups. You can get an appointment by visiting your local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic.
Find your local sexual health clinic .
If you notice any signs or symptoms of an STI,avoid having sex and visit your GP or GUM clinic as soon as possible.
Call the Sexual Health Helpline on0300 123 7123 for confidential advice and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis (TV).
Trichomoniasis can sometimes be difficult to diagnose because symptoms are similar to those of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Trichomoniasis is unlikely to go away without treatment. The infection may cure itself in rare cases, but you risk passing the infection on to someone else if you are not treated.