Trichomoniasis is easy to treat with an antibiotic. Both women and men are usually treated with an antibiotic called metronidazole. The standard duration of the antibiotic course is seven days. If you have been diagnosed with trichomoniasis it is important that your previous or current partners get tested and treated as well.
A trichomonas infection leaves you vulnerable to other STDs and increases your risk of getting infected with other STIs, including HIV. It can also lead to complications and premature birth in pregnant women. Trichomoniasis does not go away unless treated with an antibiotic.