Research has shown a link between trichomoniasis. Data suggest that:
- Trichomoniasis is associated with increased risk of transmission of HIV.
- Trichomoniasis may cause a woman to deliver a low-birth-weight or premature infant.
- Trichomoniasis is also associated with increased chances of cervical cancer
- Evidence implies that infection in males potentially raises the risks of prostate cancer development and spread due to inflammation.
To prevent trichomoniasis are the same as those for preventing other sexually transmitted diseases — abstain from sex, or use condoms and spermicide.