Gonorrhea clinical trials at UC Health
2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
Evaluation of Doxycycline Post-exposure Prophylaxis to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections in PrEP Users and HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men
open to eligible males ages 18 years and up
The purpose of this study is to understand if taking an antibiotic called doxycycline by mouth as soon as possible after sexual contact without a condom can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. The study will also look at the safety of doxycycline PEP and the impact that PEP may have on the bacteria that cause STIs as well as on bacteria that normally live on the body. While doxycycline is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), taking doxycycline immediately after sexual contact to prevent infection is investigational and is not approved by the FDA for this use. Participants will take part in the study for 1 year.
Sorry, not yet accepting patients
Nine sexual health clinical services across Australia and their associated pathology testing laboratories are implementing a new management program for gonorrhoea infection. The services are implementing the use of gonorrhoea drug resistance testing as part of routine clinical and laboratory practice, where drug resistance test results are provided to clinicians quickly to guide choice of antibiotic therapy. Clinicians will identify gonorrhoea infection that is ciprofloxacin susceptible so that it can be treated with ciprofloxacin therapy, rather than ceftriaxone.