Study: DoxyPEP Effective In Preventing STIs After Unprotected Sex

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It’s no secret that condom use among gay men has dropped in recent years with the development of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). PrEP is nearly 99% effective in preventing HIV infections.

But – it does nothing in regard to avoiding an STI such as gonorrhea or syphilis.

Enter DoxyPEP – short for Doxycycline Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. Continue reading “Study: DoxyPEP Effective In Preventing STIs After Unprotected Sex”

New COVID Subvariant XBB.1.5 Has Taken Hold In U.S.

Medical experts are concerned about the subvariant, named XBB.1.5, possibly spreading during the holiday travel season.

I know most of us have moved on from the coronavirus pandemic, but it looks like COVID-19 is not quite done with us.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data showing a new version of omicron has taken hold in the U.S. Medical experts are concerned about the subvariant, named XBB.1.5, possibly spreading during the holiday travel season. Continue reading “New COVID Subvariant XBB.1.5 Has Taken Hold In U.S.”