Why does it matter? Investigators used an online community survey to study the prevalence and factors associated with self-prescribed STI prophylaxis among HIV PrEP users. Self-prescribing was reported by ~ 1 in 10 people, most commonly by those also reporting risky sexual behaviour or a recent STI diagnosis.
- Give us a key message: Sexual health clinicians should consider asking attendees, especially HIV PrEP users, about the use of antibiotics as STI prophylaxis, to inform appropriate counselling, testing and management.
Other journal’s highlights:
- High dose intravenous ceftriaxone against extragenital gonorrhoea
- Inadvertent HPV vaccination during or peri-pregnancy
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Prof Anna Maria Geretti
Editor in Chief
Sexually Transmitted Infections