Trichomoniasis rates will rise as Pap tests plummet, experts predict

Researchers warn of sevenfold spike in Trichomoniasis due to new HPV cervical screening program
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A rise in cases of Trichoma vaginalis is being predicted as an unintended consequence of the switch to HPV-based cervical screening in Australia.

Rates of the infection – which is linked to premature birth and pelvic inflammatory disease – are forecast to rise sevenfold over the next 20 years by researchers at the Kirby Institute, NSW.