Trichomoniasis Treatment and Care
Trichomoniasis can be cured with a single dose of prescription antibiotics.
What is the treatment for trichomoniasis?
Trichomoniasis can be cured with medication prescribed by a doctor. These pills can be taken by mouth. It is safe for pregnant women to take this medication.
People who have been treated for trichomoniasis can get it again. About 1 in 5 people get infected again within 3 months after treatment. To avoid getting reinfected, make sure that all of your sex partners get treated too, and wait to have sex again until all of your symptoms go away (about a week). Get checked again if your symptoms come back.
Treatment Guidelines and Updates
- 2021 STI Treatment Guidelines – Trichomoniasis (July 22, 2021)
Resources for clinicians
- Vaginitis Self-Study Moduleexternal icon – An online learning experience that helps users learn how to manage vaginitis. Free CME/CNE available. (November 1, 2017)
- Advances in Laboratory Detection of Trichomonas vaginalispdf iconexternal icon – from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)