STI Vaccine development


The world’s most common curable STI, trichomonas is a frequent cause of vaginal discharge, but often goes undiagnosed and untreated.

An estimated 156 million trichomonas infections occur each year.

Trichomonas infection can increase risk for other STIs and can lead to premature or low-birth weight deliveries.

Although trichomonas can be treated using oral antibiotics, it often causes minor or no symptoms and diagnostic tests are not widely available, so most people do not realize they are infected and need treatment.

Source: STI fact sheet [supplemented with CDC information on health consequences.]