Trich prevalence

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Trichomoniasis affects more than 3.7 million people across the country, making it the most prevalent nonviral sexually transmitted infection in the US.1

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Who to test

70% - 85% of cases present with minimal or no symptoms

It’s critical to test for trichomoniasis in patients with a history of high-risk sexual behavior, since 70% to 85% of trichomoniasis infections present with minimal or no symptoms.1

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Testing for trichomoniasis

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CDC guidelines recommend NAAT as the preferred method when testing for trichomoniasis, due to its high sensitivity.1

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Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

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EPT might have a role in partner management for trichomoniasis. It can be used in states where permissible by law.3

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CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

References:
1.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Trichomoniasis—2015 STD Treatment Guidelines. http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/trichomoniasis.htm. June 4, 2015. Accessed November 5, 2015.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Trichomoniasis—CDC Fact Sheet. http://www.cdc.gov/std/trichomonas/stdfact-trichomoniasis.htm. August 20, 2014. Accessed November 5, 2015.

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Expedited Partner Therapy. http://www.cdc.gov/std/ept/. March 18, 2015. Accessed November 5, 2015.