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Research shows 47% reduction in STIs among gay men who took doxycycline after sex

Research shows 47% reduction in STIs among gay men who took doxycycline after sex

, by Emily Newman

Could taking a pill after sex reduce the risk of STIs? Antibiotics taken after sex reduce chlamydia and syphilis infections, but more evidence is needed before this STI prevention strategy can be recommended. Read More

When will I be able to take a pill to prevent gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia?

When will I be able to take a pill to prevent gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia?

, by Emily Newman

Rising rates of STIs make biomedical STI prevention an attractive option, but Jean-Michel Molina cautions against antibiotic overuse and other potential pitfalls. Read More

High sexually transmitted infection rates spur condom debate

High sexually transmitted infection rates spur condom debate

, by Liz Highleyman

What’s causing the rising STI rates? And, do rising STI rates mean that we should be promoting condom use for everyone? Read More

Ask an STI Doctor:  Rimming, flesh-eating bacteria, drug-resistant gonorrhea, and more

Ask an STI Doctor: Rimming, flesh-eating bacteria, drug-resistant gonorrhea, and more

, by Emily Newman

Dr. Nicholas Moss answers burning questions about sexually transmitted infections--including skin infections, chlamydia, and drug resistant gonorrhea. Read More

Help! I got semen in my eye. What do I do?

Help! I got semen in my eye. What do I do?

, by Shaun Barcavage, NP

Shaun Barcavage, NP explains the research and risk for HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydia transmission through the eye. Read More