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PEP involves taking a monthlong course of antiretrovirals after HIV exposure.
Everything you need to know about taking an antibiotic after sex to help prevent sexually transmitted infections.
Doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis, or doxyPEP, did not prevent STI acquisition for cisgender women.
This year’s most widely viewed stories focused on HIV cure and vaccine news, long-acting treatment and coexisting conditions.
The HIV response is a shared global commitment to equitable health outcomes.
The federal agency recommends doxycycline after sex to reduce the risk of STIs among gay men and transgender women.
U.S. syphilis incidence has increased since 2000, with an escalating toll in medically underserved populations.
HIV.gov conversations about doxyPEP, HIV PrEP and the effectiveness of U=U.
This approach does not work equally well for everyone.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis—including congenital syphilis—rose from 2020 to 2021.
The antibiotic doxycycline, taken within 72 hours after sex, prevented sexually transmitted infections among gay men and transgender women.
Conference highlights included studies on mpox, HIV PrEP, STI post-exposure prophylaxis and long-acting HIV treatment.
Doxycycline after sex reduces the risk of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis for gay men, and it does not appear to drive resistance.
This year’s most widely viewed science news focused on HIV cure research, monkeypox and PEP for sexually transmitted infections.
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