Prevention of trichomoniasis is easier and cheaper than treatment
To represent the magnitude of the problem, refer to the statistics. The who report in 2013 reported that the world more than 1 million people are infected daily with sexually transmitted infections. Trich affects about 236 million. Annually fixed more than 170 million new cases of infection.
In Russia, the overall incidence of trichomoniasis is declining, but experts attribute this fact to the increasing hidden asymptomatic forms of infection (mozillamozilla). Half of the infected clinical picture of urogenital trichomoniasis smoothed. Uncontrolled spread of infection.
Media men seek medical help with prostatitis, epididymitis, cystitis and women with adnexitis, vaginitis. Pregnant Trichomonas found in 30% of cases.
Risk factors of infection
Infected with trichomoniasis can only be sexually transmitted. In exceptional cases, children infected in utero or during birth. Pathogen Trichomonas vaginalis is a threat:
- for the marginalized and the related sectors of society;
- failure to comply with the rules of personal hygiene;
- when promiscuous (promiscuity).
The risk group includes: employees and clients of the sex industry, gays, prisoners, tramps, medical staff and Teens.
Measures of social prevention
Prevention of trichomoniasis at the state level includes:
- carrying out explanatory and educational work on issues of safe sex;
- measures aimed at creating a risk-free sexual behaviour.
- ensuring access to health services to representatives of risk groups;
- screening to identify hidden forms of STIs.
Individual methods of protection
Prevention of infectious disease is traditionally divided into primary, when the infection is prevented, and secondary – when provide protection against relapse.
In the case of trichomoniasis, it is important to make efforts to prevent infection.
- For this decisive step will be the rejection of promiscuity.
- The use of barrier contraception is 100% protected from trichomoniasis. For the prevention of disease usea condom.
- Faithfulness and honesty will protect from infection of family members. If you are experiencing the symptoms of the disease, then the test must pass both spouses. Have mercy and courage to admit the problem. Timely treatment will reduce the risk of complications from trichomoniasis.
- For the duration of therapy should use a condom.
- Unprotected sexual contact requires special measures of prevention. In this case, it is recommended immediately after copulation, carefully wash the genitals and anus with a means for intimate hygiene ("skin") or antiseptics (" - ", "Tidepool" or "Gibitan"). The first day it makes sense to take medications in the treatment of uncomplicated fresh infection. Checking the specialist come after 3-4 weeks from the time of unprotected contact (incubation period ends).
- It should be remembered that the body does not produce immunity to Trichomonas, therefore the infection can occur repeatedly.
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