Sexually Transmitted Infection

An STD (sexually transmitted disease) or STI (sexually transmitted infection) can occur despite our best efforts to protect ourselves. Our physicians can provide the necessary treatment to help prevent a gonorrhea or chlamydia infection. Sexually transmitted infection prevention should be easily available to everyone. ($29)

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
  • 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.