Essay about Culture and Disease: Trichomonas

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Culture and Disease: Trichomonas
University of Phoenix

Culture and Disease: Trichomonas According to the Clinical Microbiology Reviews (2009), Trichomoniasis is a parasitic protozoan that is transmitted principally through having vaginal intercourse. Trichomoniasis is seen mostly in women but men can also contract it usually without having any symptoms of being infected. (Shafir, S. C., and F. J. Sorvillo, 2006). I will be discussing the factors, modes for disease transmission, methods used to control, and the treatment of Trichomoniasis. A protozoa is the smallest single-celled members of the animal kingdom Carson-DeWitt, R. M. & Frey, R. P. (2006). It infects millions of people worldwide and researchers have found
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So therefore, she later had intercourse with her boyfriend who broke up with her because he claims she infected her. She finally got treatment by another doctor and also sought for legal help against her former doctor. This article proves that getting tested is beneficial to young ladies who are having sex. Most men with whom are infected do not have any noticeable signs or symptoms unlike some women, according to Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. They have signs and symptoms that cause urinary tract infection, malodorous vaginitis, marked by a thin, foamy, irritating discharge. The infection also may cause discomfort during intercourse and urination, as well as irritation and itching of the female genital area. In rare cases, lower abdominal pain can occur. Symptoms usually appear in women within 5 to 28 days of exposure. Prevalence is highest among women with multiple sexual partners and in women with other STI’s. Transmission rates seem to be high from men to women: a rate of 70% was seen among men having sexual contact with infected women in the previous 48 hours. This compares with the prevalence of 80% to 100% in female partners of infected men. Because TV is not a reportable disease, this represents a major public health issue. (Trichomonas, 2009) The factors for women that are vulnerable to contract Trichomoniasis are; sexual intercourse history, age of first sexual encounter, total of lifetime partners, the use of a douche and

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