Pilot study suggests that PrEP for other STIs might work

P

nam, 12 February 2015

A small pilot study using a daily dose of the antibiotic doxycycline as pre-exposure prophylaxis  against sexually transmitted infections has found that a group of HIV-positive gay men taking doxycycline was more than 70% less likely to be infected with an STI than men given financial incentives to avoid STIs, a significant difference.

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By J Pope

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