• Should doxycycline be used as PrEP for STD prevention?

    8 monthes ago - By Healio

    In recent years, there has been a trending rise in STDs in the United States, forcing experts to look for alternative prevention strategies. Infectious Disease News asked David C. Harvey, MSW, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, to weigh in on one such strategy - the use of doxycycline as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.
    In 2018, the STD epidemics of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis reached all-time highs after 5 years of dramatic increases - trends that show no sign of slowing. As STDs rise, innovation to address the worsening STD crisis has lagged
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