Global epidemiology and control of trichomonas vaginalis

Trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), is caused by Trichomonas vaginalis in both men and women. What is trichomoniasis caused by Screening of trichomoniasis is problematic in resource challenged settings as currently available, inexpensive diagnostic methods are of low sensitivity and/or specificity. Trichomoniasis discharge pictures In India, National AIDS Control organization (NACO) recommended syndromic case management (SCM) for treatment. Trichomoniasis in women The objective of the present study was to compare the utility of the NACO-NACP III Algorithms for STI/RTI treatment used by clinicians with PCR based diagnosis.


Patients visiting Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi from January 2011 to June 2014 were enrolled in the study to compare the diagnostic efficiency of PCR-based assays against SCM. Signs of trichomoniasis Based on SCM, patients (n = 820) were treated with antibiotics using pre-packed STI/RTI kits (sexually transmitted infection/reproductive tract infection; procured by National AIDS Control/State AIDS Control Society (NACO/SACS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.) under National AIDS Control Programme (NACP III) for syndromic case management (SCM). What is trichomonas vaginalis Ectocervical dry swab samples were also obtained from these patients and out of that 634 samples were tested by PCR. How can you catch trichomoniasis Total genomic DNA was extracted from these samples and used as template for PCR amplification using pfoB, gyrA and orf1 gene specific primers for diagnosis of T. Trichomoniasis cdc vaginalis (TV), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) respectively.

Out of 6000 patients who visited OPD, 820 (14 %) female patients reported vaginal discharge and were recommended antibiotic treatment for one or more pathogens namely, TV, CT, NG and Candida or for co-infection. Trichomonas vaginalis treatment On the basis of signs & symptoms and NACO guidelines, the following distribution of various infections was observed: TV (46 %), CT (20 %), coinfection with TV and CT (12 %), coinfection with CT and NG (11 %), coinfection with TV, CT and Candida (7 %) and coinfection with TV and NG (2 %). Symptoms of trichomoniasis in males Others were infected with NG alone (1 %), coinfected with TV and Candida (0.4 %) and 0.3 % were coinfected with CT, NG and Candida. Symptoms trichomoniasis Based on PCR method, 110 (17 %) women tested positive for one or more of these three pathogens while 524 (83 %) women were negative for any of these three pathogens but could be positive for other STIs not tested in this study. Trichomoniasis symptoms in men Since all the patients (634) were given antibiotics, we estimate that the over-treatment was 85 % while 524 (83 %) patients were also misdiagnosed by SCM.

The over-treatment and inaccurate diagnosis of pathogens due to subjective judgment based on syndromic approach in symptomatic women is a large economic wastage and may also contribute towards increased resistance. What are the symptoms of trichomoniasis in males The misdiagnosed patients will also serve as a reservoir for transmission of pathogens to their sexual partner.

[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among the most common notifiable health problems worldwide, with particularly high rates in developing countries. How to treat trichomoniasis Men and women with multiple sexual partners at home or a previous history of STIs are more likely to have casual sexual exposure (CSE) while travelling. How is trichomoniasis treated Over the last several decades 5% to even 50% of short-term travellers engaged in CSE during foreign trips. Trichomoniasis images It is estimated that only 50% of travellers use condoms during casual sex abroad. Can trichomoniasis come back Sexual contact with commercial sex workers is an exceptionally high-risk behaviour. Signs and symptoms of trichomoniasis The common risk factor is also young age. Can trichomoniasis be cured Adolescents and young adults constitute 25% of the sexually active population, but represent almost 50% of all new acquired STIs. Sti trichomoniasis Many STIs are asymptomatic and therefore can be difficult to identify and control. Is trichomoniasis an std The clinical manifestation of STIs can be grouped into a number of syndromes, such as genital ulcer or erosion, urethral or vaginal discharge, pelvic inflammatory disease. How is trichomoniasis tested STIs are divided into curable infections caused by bacteria (gonorrhoea, chlamydiasis, syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale) or protozoa (trichomoniasis) and incurable viral infections (genital herpes, genital warts, HIV). Causes of trichomoniasis STIs are not only a cause of acute morbidity, but may result in complications including male and female infertility, ectopic pregnancy, cervical cancer, premature mortality or miscarriage. How do you test for trichomoniasis Monogamous sex with a stable, uninfected partner or sexual abstinence remains the only way to avoid the risk of becoming infected with STIs.