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Iatrogenic transmission of Trichomonas vaginalis by a traditional healer


A woman presenting to an STI/HIV clinic in The Gambia with T vaginalis and a history of a digital vaginal ‘exam’ by a traditional healer implies non-sexual transmission of trichomonas between patients and reinforces the role of practitioner hygiene in preventing spread of infections.

  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • traditional medicine
  • infectious disease transmission
  • professional-to-patient
  • Africa
  • infection control
  • transmission
  • Trichomonas
  • tropical STDS

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