O'Neill Institute  |  February 28, 2024

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Doxycycline, a commonly prescribed antibiotic that has been in use for more than fifty years, has recently been shown to be useful in preventing the bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. This offers a new tool for preventing STIs when administered as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). How this new intervention is integrated into practice is critically important and calls for new approaches to prevention.

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