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By Anonymous July 6, 2015 - 9:08pm
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Can a woman test postive for trichomoniasis and her male partner test negative?

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Hi Anon!

Yes, if the woman got the infection from someone else and she didn't infect her partner.

Trichomoniasis is usually treated successfully with antibiotics. It is easily passed back and forth between sexual partners, so both should be treated, even if only one has symptoms.


July 7, 2015 - 5:09am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

The only other partner she had was over a year ago. And she has been having sex with the new partner for a year how can his test be negative?

July 7, 2015 - 5:45am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Perhaps it remained dormant in her system until now. This is the trouble with STDs - it's hard to break down who gave what to whom- and when. Some show symptoms, some don't. Some have who-knows-what and never have symptoms. I'm sure they will work it out between them.


July 7, 2015 - 5:49am
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