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 will be sent to your pharmacy
- A copy of any lab orders will 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.