Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents are important subjects in social health. Trichomonas vaginalis infection as a marker for other STIs studied in a population-based among unmarried male from a demographic surveillance. In Iran before marriage ceremony couples should refer to special clinics to be checked for some tests such as addiction, genetic disorders and so on, in order to have legally permission for marriage. This study was performed to evaluate the prevalence of trichomoniasis in men who were not married before.
Objectives: Most studies are based on vaginal secretion in women and urine samples in men. There has been no study for STIs in men before marriage. Sexual relations typically occur before adolescents that have gained experience and skills in self-protection. Our hypothesis was to know how they could have been infected before marriage.
Patients and Methods: Urine samples were randomly selected from reproductive age group of participants who referred to Farmanfarmaean polyclinic. Two hundred samples were from those who have not married before as well as 100 samples from those who were going to remarry. Samples were checked by direct smear as well as cultured in TYI-S-33 medium.
Results: Urine samples from first group and second group were checked in this study. No positive samples were diagnosed for Trichomonas vaginalis, however 7% of the samples were shown degrees of bacterial infection and also three percent had 10 to 20 epithelial cells per field of microscope. These cells in urine may also be associated with an inflammation or infection of the urethra or bladder.
Conclusions: According to the reports for the vast majority, sexual relations begin in adolescence. There is evidence that new HIV infections in the younger age groups continue to raise the number of people living with HIV/AIDS. Globally, more than half of all new HIV infections are among the 15-24 age groups. Current recommendations include annual STI screening in this population, because highlighting the factors may cause the spread of STIs suggests management interventions to prevent further spread.