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If someone is infected with trichomonias and had contact

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hello, if someone is infected with trichomonias and had contact with someone else we did not have sex but his penis touched my vagina is it possible for him to get infected?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
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Yes, it is possible to transmit the trichomonas if there was non-penetrative contact. The transmission requires direct contact, and it is far more common for it to occur with penetrative penile-vaginal sex, but it could be transmitted with non-penetrative contact.
Note that the men usually are not infected with the trichomonas. The male can harbor the germ and transmit the trichomonas to other women, but the male is usually not infected. It is also usually difficult to document the presence of the trichomonas in the male, since it does not actively cause infection. But, as best as can be determined, it is direct contact that allows for transmission of the trichomonas.
If I can provide any further information, please let me know.