HIV is caused by a virus known as a retrovirus. The combination of medications used to treat HIV is known as antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Your doctor may advise you to start treatment even before the test results are out.
Trichomoniasis is treated with antibiotics:
- Metronidazole – twice a day for 5-7 days.
You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as metronidazole may not be suitable for you. Other treatment options will be discussed.
Your recent partners are advised for the screening and treatment of Trichomoniasis. If your partner is not treated, you may have a chance of reinfection.
You are advised to abstain from sex until you have completed your antibiotics treatment and your symptoms resolved.