STI Prevention

STIs (sexually transmitted infections) can occur despite our best efforts to protect ourselves. Our physicians can provide the necessary treatment to help prevent a gonorrhea or chlamydia infection.

CDC Antibiotic Recommendations for gonorrhea and chlamydia exposure:

  • First-line
    • Ceftriaxone (injection) plus azithromycin
  • Alternate
    • 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 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

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

CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What happens next?

  • The interview occurs immediately online instead of at a doctor's office
  • Once you have completed your assessment and successfully created an account, a physician will review your entire health profile
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your profile
  • You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
  • Any necessary prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy
  • If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, your visit will be free
  • 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.