What is the rate of incidence for trichomonal vulvovaginitis?

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Studies show that trichomoniasis (which causes trichomonal vulvovaginitis) is one of the most common infections in the United States that can be spread through sexual contact. In fact, the CDC estimates that 3.7 million people in the United States have the disease. Although its symptoms are relatively mild, in many cases not present, trichomonal vulvovaginitis has been known to increase someone's chance of becoming infected with more serious STDs, such as HIV.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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