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Plan B for some common STDs

Have you heard? There is a new option to prevent some common STDs.


Doxy PEP 
is medication taken after sex to protect against getting syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

But you have to act fast.

Doxy PEP must be taken within 72 hours, ideally within 24 hours, after sex.

To find out more about doxy PEP talk with your healthcare provider.

If you don't have a healthcare provider, or they are not familiar with doxy PEP, many clinics provide confidential and free or low-cost STD services. Go to GetTested.CDC.gov to find clinics near you.

Doxy PEP has been found to significantly reduce the incidence of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia among gay and bisexual men and transgender women.  Studies are ongoing on doxy PEP use among cis-gendered women.

For more information about doxy PEP, including FAQs, visit ASHASexualHealth.org.

CDC-published guidelines for clinicians are available on CDC.gov.

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