If you've had trichomoniasis and it's been treated, you will not be immune to the infection and could get it again.

Like any sexually transmitted infection (STI), the best way to prevent trichomoniasis is to have safe sex. This means always using a condom.

The following measures will help protect you from trichomoniasis and most other STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhoea. They'll also help prevent you passing it on to your partner:

If you're not sure how to use condoms correctly, you can read about how to use a condom.

If you've been diagnosed with trichomoniasis, make sure both you and your partner are treated, and that any sex toys you've used are cleaned.

Getting tested

If you're sexually active, go for regular sexual health check-ups. You can get an appointment by visiting your local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic.

Find a sexual health clinic

If you notice any signs or symptoms of an STI, avoid having sex and visit a GP or GUM clinic as soon as possible.

Further help and advice

Call the National Sexual Health Helpline on 0300 123 7123 for confidential advice and support, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm and Saturday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

Read more about where to get sexual health advice

Page last reviewed: 1 August 2019
Next review due: 1 August 2019