[Question #3788] Trich

34 months ago
Good day.  Is it plausible for trich to be acquired from hand to genital contact or from lying on a sheet on massage table?
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
34 months ago
You can predict the reply based on the answers to similar questions in your previous threads. No STDs are transmitted other than by direct sexual contact, which almost always means direct genital-genital or genital-anal contact, usually with penetration, and sometimes by oral sex. There is no measurable or known risk of trichomonas or any other STD from hand-genital contact, even if genital fluids or saliva are used for lubrication. There is also no risk of trich or other STDs from lying on a massage table (or from sharing clothing, towels, or toilets) used by infected persons.

In summary, no risk and no worries.

HHH, MD
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