{"title":"Have you had unprotected sex in the last three days?","price":"49","image_url":"https:\/\/www.stdcheck.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/12\/DoxyPEP.png","content":{"title_content":[{"title":"DoxyPEP","content":"DoxyPEP is a prescription antibiotic regimen that can be taken after an unprotected sexual encounter to reduce the risk of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Similar to how emergency contraception protects against pregnancy, DoxyPEP treatment is designed to proactively help protect against STDs when taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex!"},{"title":"How Does DoxyPEP Work?","content":"DoxyPEP stands for Doxycycline Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. Let\u2019s break that down: Doxycycline is a type of antibiotic that is used to treat multiple types of bacterial infections (including STDs and STIs). \u201cPost-exposure\u201d refers to the period of time after the possibility of exposure to an STD (such as after a sexual encounter where condoms weren\u2019t used). \u201cProphylaxis\u201d is an action taken to prevent disease. If you\u2019ve engaged in sexual activity and are concerned about your STI risk, you can take DoxyPEP the following day to prevent certain STI bacteria from taking hold in your system."}],"indications_title":"DoxyPEP Indications","indications":[{"indication":"Do not take with dairy, calcium, antacids, or isotretinoin."},{"indication":"Speak with your provider if you are currently taking anticoagulants like Warfarin, penicillins, barbiturates, and antiepileptic medications like carbamazepine and phenytoin."}],"medication_title":"Medication Details","medication_details":[{"detail":"2 Tablets"},{"detail":"1 Day Supply"},{"detail":"Take two tablets orally as soon as possible within 72 hours (3 days) of condomless sex"},{"detail":"Doxycycline Hyclate: 100mg"}]},"faq_content":{"title":"DoxyPEP FAQ","faqs":[{"question":"How effective is DoxyPEP?","answer":"In clinical trials with patients assigned male at birth, taking DoxyPEP reduces your chance of acquiring syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia by about two-thirds when taken within 24 hours and no later than 72 hours. Current efficacy data on Doxy-PEP applies to gay and bisexual cisgender men and transgender women. Research on Doxy-PEP conducted with cisgender women is ongoing, per the CDC."},{"question":"Can women take DoxyPEP?","answer":"We have made the decision to offer this treatment to all our patients, including cisgender women. The DoxyPEP regimen consists of doxycycline, a commonly prescribed antibiotic that\u2019s used to treat a variety of conditions, and is considered low-risk. While the FDA and CDC have not yet officially approved the DoxyPEP regimen for its use in reducing the risk of STDs, the Department of Public Health in California has recommended the use of this regimen for high-risk individuals, and many Infectious Disease Clinics have begun to prescribe this off-label treatment as research continues. Considering the potential impact of this treatment and the low risk associated with a single dose of doxycycline, we believe it\u2019s important for all our patients, especially those with limited access to care, to have access to this preventative treatment. We are committed to continued advocacy for women\u2019s health and will continue to monitor the data from ongoing studies to guide our future protocol changes."},{"question":"When should I take DoxyPEP?","answer":"Your DoxyPEP tablet should be taken ideally within 24 hours but no later than 72 hours after condomless sex. Condomless sex means oral, anal, or vaginal sex where a condom isn\u2019t used for the entire time and skin-to-skin genital contact and\/or fluid exchange has occurred."},{"question":"What's the difference between DoxyPEP and PrEP?","answer":"DoxyPEP and PrEP both help reduce risks to your sexual health when you experience an unprotected sexual encounter, but they work very differently! PEP stands for \"Post-Exposure Prophylaxis,\" meaning it is taken after the exposure event, and \"PrEP\" stands for \"Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis,\" meaning it is taken before the exposure event. DoxyPEP is an antibiotic regimen, meaning it does not protect against viral infections like HIV, but it can be taken one time within 72 hours after exposure to help reduce the risk of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea (bacterial infections). On the other hand, PrEP is an antiviral that will not protect against bacterial infections, but it can be taken daily to protect against acquiring an HIV infection."},{"question":"When can I have sex after taking DoxyPEP?","answer":"There is no specific time frame you need to abstain from sex unless you begin to experience symptoms of STDs, such as vulvar or penile irritation, discharge, or pain during urination. We recommend getting an STD test from all exposed sites and abstaining from intercourse for 7 days after you finish treatment if indicated and until all symptoms have resolved."},{"question":"What STDs does DoxyPEP prevent?","answer":"DoxyPEP can help prevent syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Remember: condoms, and other barrier methods like dental dams, are the most effective way to prevent STIs and STDs, including HIV."},{"question":"Does DoxyPEP have side effects?","answer":"Side effects of DoxyPEP are typically mild. If your stomach is upset by antibiotics, taking it with food may help. Doxycycline can cause esophagitis, so be sure to drink plenty of water when taking it and avoid lying down for 30 minutes afterwards. Some people are more sensitive to the sun when they take doxycycline, so apply sunscreen."},{"question":"Is DoxyPEP FDA-approved?","answer":"Currently, the FDA and CDC have not officially approved this treatment, as they are evaluating the available data and considering its implications. However, the Department of Public Health in California (DPH) has recommended the use of this regimen for high-risk individuals, and many Infectious Disease Clinics have already started prescribing it."},{"question":"Can DoxyPEP be taken with emergency Contraception?","answer":"Yes! If you are concerned about your risk of pregnancy following a condomless sexual encounter, you can add on emergency contraception to your DoxyPEP order to be picked up at your local pharmacy at the same time."}]},"cta":"Would you like to add a prescription for DoxyPEP to your order?"}