Z-Sexually Transmitted Infection

An STD (sexually transmitted disease) or STI (sexually transmitted infection) can occur for many reasons. Our physicians provide the necessary treatment to help prevent a gonorrhea or chlamydia infection. Sexually transmitted infection prevention should be easily available to everyone.

CDC Antibiotic Recommendations for gonorrhea and chlamydia exposure:

  • Ideally, any exposed partner should have an in-person evaluation by a doctor, STI testing, counseling and treatment
  • First-line Treatment
    • Ceftriaxone (injection) plus azithromycin
  • Alternate Treatment
    • Cefixime (pill) plus azithromycin
    • This regimen is referred to as Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
    • Acceptable when unable to visit a physician’s office for an injection

Who should get STI Prophylaxis treatment?

  • People who have had unprotected sex with a partner who has been diagnosed with or is at high risk for gonorrhea and/or chlamydia
  • Patients who are unable to get timely treatment with ceftriaxone or are unable to receive intramuscular injections
  • Treatment has to be prescribed before symptoms begin

Who is not a candidate for treatment?

  • Patients without exposure to gonorrhea and/or chlamydia
  • Patients who have any symptoms of a STI
    • Abnormal vaginal or penile discharge
    • Burning on urination
    • Abdominal pain
    • Fever or chills
    • Joint pains, rash or body aches
  • Patients whose sexual partner has been diagnosed with syphilis, HIV or other STI
  • Victims of sexual assault or abuse, who should go directly to an Emergency Room for evaluation

What should I expect?

  • Our online assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for treatment
  • Post-exposure antibiotics will be prescribed as recommended by the CDC
  • Just answer a few questions to get started with your online visit

CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What happens next?

  • Create an MDAnywhere account. Required on your first visit only and can be completed at any time, even in advance
  • Complete your online visit by answering a few medical interview questions and providing your medical history
  • Once these two steps are complete, a physician will review your entire visit and treatment request
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your request
  • You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
  • Any necessary prescriptions or vaccine orders will be sent to your pharmacy
  • A copy of any lab or vaccine orders can be sent directly to you for added convenience
  • If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, you will not be charged
  • Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential

The information displayed on this page is not medical opinion or advice.