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Take measures to reduce your risk of becoming infected with trichomoniasis (trich) or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, or syphilis. You can also reduce the risk of transmitting an STD to your sex partner(s).
Practice safe sex
Preventing an STD is easier than treating an infection after it occurs.
Male condom use
Condom use may reduce the risk of becoming infected with an STD. Condoms must be put on before beginning any sexual contact. Use condoms with a new partner until you are certain he or she does not have an STD. Male or female condoms can be used. It is important that you use a condom properly to prevent the risk of trich infection. For more information, see how to use a condom.
Female condom use
Even if you are using a birth control method to prevent pregnancy, you may wish to use condoms to reduce your risk of getting an STD. Female condoms are available for women whose partners do not have or will not use a male condom. For more information, see how to use a female condom.
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