MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Professor Jean-Michel Molina MD
Head of Department of Infectious Diseases, Hôpital Saint-Louis
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: There is a high rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Pre-exposure prophylaxis users and we wished to assess whether post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with doxycycline could reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections in this population.
We have found indeed a high rate of STIs most of them (71%) being asymptomatic and warranting therefore systematic testing. Also PEP reduced the incidence of syphilis and chlamydiae infection by 70%, not for gonorrhea due to the high rate of detection in throat swabs without any impact of PEP.