In this episode, Dr. Marguerite Urban and Dr. Daniela DiMarco discuss Doxy-PEP, a new tool for the prevention of bacterial STIs. Drs. Urban and DiMarco are infectious disease faculty members at the University of Rochester, specializing in sexual health care. They were part of the team who authored the recently released New York State (NYS) Department of Health (DOH) AIDS Institute’s guidelines regarding Doxy-PEP.
This episode is an introduction to the use of doxycycline as post exposure prophylaxis for bacterial STIs. The hosts will briefly review results from recent clinical trials as well as discuss concerns about risks and side effects. They will also present how guidelines for implementation (who, when and how) of Doxy-PEP have varied thus far and review the current recommendations of the NYS DOH guidelines. Related Content: