Hi. Sorry to hear this. I too have had a very worrying time. Recently I had a Pap Smear test that came back as negative for cervical cancer (thankfully) but positive for Trich. My husband was out for the day so I had countless hour to research it and arm myself with information. We have been together for 22 years and married for 10. I was reluctant to believe that he was unfaithful, but all research led to the likelihood of such (me knowing that I wasn't). Every official (as opposed to Wikipedia-type) site said it was 'usually' an STI and highly unlikely to be otherwise. I grasped at the 1% non-sexual straw and chose to collect info on that basis whilst remaining cynical (well, men do have a reputation and women like to think it couldn't happen to them . So, armed with the one percent info., I broke the news that an STI situation had been diagnosed and gently asked if there was any chance he could have been unfaithful. Obviously he denied. To cut a VERY long story short my tactical (didn't tell him which type of STI had been diagnosed so he couldn't research it) questioning proved beneficial. Then I divided the statistics as follows: I believed him 95%. Potential of him lying (bear in mind I have enough years experience to gauge him) 1%, general male BS 2% and finally my research left 3%. Statistically, I was way on his side. As we are on vacation, I couldn't risk spoiling it for the sake of seeing a doctor and getting medication. Saw her today and was told that many of us have this parasite living in us and if a flare-up occurs before the Pap it will show up but often doesn't otherwise. I am sooooo glad that I had such a strong faith in my husband's fidelity and feel a genuine sorrow for relationships that fail over a potentially innocent explanation. Told to take the meds and have another Pap in a year unless the condition persists in which case try a different med. If it is still positive after that, then I can start to consider infidelity but certainly DO NOT before then. Hope his helps anyone who may stumble across this forum like I did. Will be posting this info to other sites too in the hope that information can prevent a break-up! View Thread
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