When should treatment for trichomoniasis be initiated?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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After positive diagnosis, treatment should be instituted immediately and, whenever possible, in conjunction with all sexual partners. [11] Expedited partner therapy is a safe and effective means of treating the sexual partners of patients diagnosed with trichomoniasis and should be practiced whenever possible. [108, 46, 50] Both patient and partner should abstain from sex until pharmacological treatment has been completed and they have no symptoms.


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