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  • Direct microscopy of a wet mount of vaginal secretions mixed with normal saline will show the trichomonads, about the size of white blood cells moving with a jerky motion (sensitivity 60-70%). This is not a sensitive test in men
  • Culture on Feinberg-Whittington media (sensitivity >90%)
  • FDA-cleared rapid strip tests e.g. OSOM Trichomonas Rapid Test (an immunochromatographic capillary flow dipstick technology), Affirm VP III nucleic acid probe test that evaluates for T. vaginalis, G. vaginalis and C. albicans (sensitivity >83%, specificity >97%). Both these tests are considered point-of-care diagnostics
  • Trichomonads are sometimes reported on cervical cytology (sensitivity ~ 60-80%) but there is a false positive rate of about 30%. Use of liquid-based pap smear testing has shown enhanced sensitivity. The diagnosis should still be confirmed by direct microscopy of vaginal secretions or culture
  • An FDA-cleared PCR assay for detection of gonorrhoea and chlamydia infection (Amplicor, manufactured by Roche Diagnostics Corp.) has been modified for vaginalis detection in vaginal or endocervical swabs and in urine from women and men (sensitivity 88-97%, specificity 98-99%)
  • APTIMA T. vaginalis Analyte Specific Reagents (ASR; manufactured by Gen-Probe, Inc.) also can detect T. vaginalis RNA by transcription-mediated amplification using the same instrumentation platforms available for the APTIMA Combo2 assay for diagnosis of gonorrhoea and chlamydia infection (sensitivity 74-98%, specificity 87- 98%)


Trichomoniasis Testing
_DSTV Trichomonas $
_VP3TV Trichomonas vaginalis DNA $40

TaT* – Turnaround Time is in working days.

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.


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