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Because even asymptomatic people can transmit the disease to their sex partners, health experts recommend that, when one partner is diagnosed, both partners be treated to get rid of the parasite. Healthcare providers usually prescribe a single dose of antibiotic medication.

You can get trichomoniasis again after being treated successfully. About 1 in 5 people get infected again within 3 months after treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To avoid getting reinfected with trichomoniasis, make sure that all of your sex partners get treated.

For more information about the treatment for trichomoniasis and other sexually transmitted infections, read the CDC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines.

Last Updated March 08, 2013