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Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas Vaginalis) GIANTmicrobe Plush

$15.99 CAD

One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases among women, a relationship with Trichomonas can be hard to handle.  Featured on NPR's popular game show Wait Wait.. Don't Tell Me!

FACTS: Trichomoniasis, or Trich, is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases caused by the Trichomonas protozoa.  Millions of people start a relationship with this little parasite every year.  Although men and women can both become infected, it tends to victimize young women as it is typically asymptomatic in men.  Fortunately, it’s very easy to break up with Trich with one dose of antibiotics, but unfortunately, the cure does not provide protection from further unwanted attention.

NAME: This parasite’s name comes from the Greek root “trikhos”, meaning hair, describing the characteristic hairs this organism has on one end, called polar flagellates.

ACTUAL SIZE: It’s about 10 micrometers, which is 1,000 times smaller than a ladybug!

WHERE IT LIVES: Trichomoniasis, also called “Trich”, is a sexually transmitted disease spread from person to person during unprotected sexual contact.

SYMPTOMS: People who catch this bug usually experience itching, burning, pain, swelling, and an unusual discharge with an extremely unpleasant odor. If left untreated, it could cause damage to the reproductive system in women.

CURE: Trich is one of the most common STDs in the world, easily cured with metronidazole antibiotics.

HISTORY: This parasite was first discovered by French scientist Alfred Francois Donne.

Outbreaks: Trichomoniasis is very commonly found all over the world and is still considered to be grossly underdiagnosed.  Globally, one in five people will be infected in their lifetime.  One in five of them will be infected again within three months!

FASCINATING FACTS: Trichomonas, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are three of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the U.S.  They’re easily tested for at the same time.

Product Information

Materials: Crafted from premium materials and filled with soft polyester fiber, our Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas Vaginalis) GIANTmicrobe plush is both huggable and educational.

Packaging: Each plush microbe comes with a printed card featuring engaging, educational, and captivating facts about Trichomoniasis.

Safety: Our products meet U.S. and European safety standards, suitable for ages 3 and up.

Sizes: GIANTmicrobes are meticulously crafted to be one million times larger than the actual microbes, cells, organisms, and critters they represent!

  • Gigantic (GG): 16-24"
  • XL (XL): 10-15"
  • Original (PD): 5-8"
  • Keychain (KC): 2-4" with clip

Break up with Trich and stay informed about preventive healthcare.  Get your Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas Vaginalis) GIANTmicrobe plush today!