Because trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease, abstinence is the
only method to absolutely avoid contraction of this disease. Safe sex and hygiene practices may also help prevent trichomonas infection.
- Wear condoms (this reduces, but does not completely eliminate the
possibility of contracting trichomonas infection.
- Wash before and after intercourse.
- Don't share swimsuits or towels. (Trichomonads survive for up to 45 minutes outside the body.)
- Shower immediately after swimming in a public pool.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2015
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