This means that Trichomonas was detected in your sample and indicates that infection with this organism is present.
The test is very accurate and false positive results are therefore unlikely.
Trichomonas is a small parasite that can cause inflammation of the cervix in women and the urethra in men. It is also associated with miscarriage and reduced fertility in women.
Fortunately this infection is easily treated with antibiotics, typically with a 5 day course of metronidazole.
We can provide you with the appropriate antibiotic or you can take this result to your local GUM clinic and obtain treatment there.
Wherever you choose to obtain treatment, it is very important that both you and your sexual partner are treated, ideally at the same time, to ensure that you do not re-infect each other.
Trichomonas infection usually clears rapidly with appropriate treatment and you can resume sexual activity 7 days after completing the treatment, assuming your symptoms have settled.
Treatment failure does sometimes occur with this infection so if your symptoms persist it is important that you arrange to have a follow-up test to ensure eradication.