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Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite. Trichomoniasis affects both women and men, but symptoms are more common in women. Symptoms in women include a green or yellow discharge from the vagina, itching in or near the vagina and discomfort with urination. Most men with trichomoniasis do not have any symptoms, but it can cause irritation to occur inside the penis.

Trichomoniasis can be cured with antibiotics. In men, the infection usually goes away on its own without causing any symptoms. An infected man can continue to infect or reinfect a woman until treated. Therefore, it is important that both partners get treated at the same time. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading trichomoniasis.

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