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Trichomoniasis 

A genital infection caused by the organism Trichomonias Vaginalis, transmitted by having unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person. Trichomoniasis is usually detected in women, and very rarely detected in men. It is quite uncommon in major cities in Australia, but is common in indigenous Australians living in remote communities.

Pap Smear

The Pap Smear is a quick and simple test used to check for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. Sexually active women are recommended to have a regular Pap smear every two years.

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