International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Trichomoniasis the Underestimated Sexually Transmitted Infection
Pamela E.Xandre DNP; WHNP B-C, FNP B-C; Dennis G. Fisher, Ph.D.; Grace L. Reynolds, Ph.D.

This study interviewed 2,272 women from a low income community in California, USA who completed a questionnaire entitled Risk Behavior Assessment that captured risky drug and sexual behavior. The logistic regression model included gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, warts, crack, and sex trading for money as well as racial and ethnic differences. It was evident that Trichomonas Vaginalis can co-exist with other infections among women who use illicit drugs and engage in risky sexual behavior. It can serve as an early indicator to prompt healthcare providers to test for the presence of STI co-infection that can be potentially fatal if not diagnosed and treated.

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