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CDC proposes new antibiotics policy aimed at reducing STIs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is proposing a new policy aimed at dramatically reducing sexually transmitted infections in the United States.

In a guidance document published Monday in the Federal Register, the CDC is seeking input on its proposal that health providers offer gay and bisexual men who have sex with men, as well as transgendered women, access to a common antibiotic, doxycycline, that they could take after having had unprotected sex to lower their risk of acquiring chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis. Doxycycline is in the tetracycline family of antibiotics.

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