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Untitled[edit]

The first version of this article was taken from the public domain resource Vaginitis/Vaginal infection fact sheet from the National Institute of Allergies and Infections.

T. vaginalis genome cracked[edit]

This may help researchers to find ways of tackling the trichomoniasis problem. [1] Brian Pearson 02:56, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Ping pong?[edit]

Is there a source for this? This seems like vandalsim or original research. This reference will be deleted until a source can be presented. -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.195.118.2 (talk)

ASHA says 7.4 million new cases per year[edit]

The American Social Health Association estimates there are nearly 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States each year.

STD Incidence*
Chlamydia 2.8 million
Gonorrhea 718,000
Syphilis 37,000
Herpes 1.6 million
Human papillomavirus 6.2 million
Hepatitis B 81,000
Trichomoniasis 7.4 million
HIV 30,000

*Number of new cases in a given time period
Source: ASHA


This table is as found at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18093769/ (right sidebar) and contradicts the claim that Trichomoniasis "is a common sexually transmitted disease that affects 2 to 3 million Americans yearly". thi is cool bithc —Preceding unsigned comment added by Read20red (talkcontribs) 13:32, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

VA te faire enkulé PD —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.97.58.29 (talk) 13:00, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Microscopy[edit]

I doubt saline microscopy is the most commonly used methodology for diagnosing this, maybe worldwide it might be? But in more developed countries you can buy quick kits for them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.73.76.65 (talk) 05:03, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

I don't know about the developed world part of that. Until the US federal government said someone with a high school diploma recognized trichomonads better than me with years of experience, I did 100% testing by microscopy, and for free to boot. They waited for me to leave my office and took my microscope at my facility so I wouldn't be able to stop them. Now I have to order a $100 microscopic test in my lab or $300 antigenic test. Thanks to CLIA regulations, the very people I taught (I literally taught the class on STDs regularly) now say I don't know what I'm looking at. For a while they even took away guaiac testing because they said somehow physicians lost the ability to detect the difference between the colors white and blue. They have since pulled back from the ridiculous extremes, but many facilities have unilaterally retained the initial federal restrictions. Developed countries other than the US may have more common sense.MartinezMD (talk) 05:54, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
This publication has a nice section on diagnosis[2] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:29, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
Do we have refs for which method is most used? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:33, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
Took a bit to find a specific reference. Most sources say "commonly" or "traditionally". "In 80% of cases, the diagnosis of trichomoniasis is confirmed by microscopic examination of saline wet mount, with the observation of motile trichominondas; their shape is "football-like" with moving flagella."[1] Although this could be a generalization as well, but it is a reference. MartinezMD (talk) 13:29, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Preventing and treating[edit]

doi:10.1128/CMR.00109-16 JFW | T@lk 18:45, 14 June 2017 (UTC)