Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV)

Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite. It infects the vagina in women, and sometimes the urethra in men.


  • Vaginal, anal or oral sex.
  • Through rare, sharing of wet towels, jacuzzis or hot baths.

Signs and symptoms


Symptoms, though not always present, may include

  • Soreness, inflammation and itching of the vagina
  • Pain when passing urine.
  • Thin, frothy, yellow/green vaginal discharge, which may have a musty/fishy smell.
  • Painful sexual intercourse.


TV is easily treated with antibiotics. Any sexual partner(s) should also be treated. It is advisable to avoid sexual contact until treatment is completed.


Complications with TV are rare.


Using a condom reduces the risk of infection.