Doxy-PEP: Who, When, and How? (On-Demand)

Doxy-PEP: Who, When, and How? (On-Demand)

Presenter: Annie F. Luetkemeyer, MD
Moderator: Connie L. Celum, MD, MPH

Release date: September 26, 2023
Expiration date: September 26, 2024
CME Credit Available: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Additional Information


Assessment of Needs

Given the increasing burden of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis infections in the US, effective tools are needed to fight against bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Doxycycline postexposure prophylaxis (doxy-PEP) is a sexual-health strategy that shows considerable promise in this endeavor. Drug formulations and recommendations for use continue to evolve, particularly for patients with HIV. Presented by Annie Luetkemeyer, MD, and moderated by Connie Celum, MD, this webinar reviewed the current recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the use of doxy-PEP. Topics includee the criteria to determine appropriate candidates for doxy-PEP therapy, strategies for effective doxy-PEP administration, and questions that remain to be answered in future studies on doxy-PEP in patients with HIV.

Learning Objectives

 On completion of this activity, learners will be able to: 

  • Describe how and when to utilize doxycycline postexposure prophylaxis (doxy-PEP) to reduce the incidence of certain bacterial sexually transmitted infections
  • Implement a practical approach to doxy-PEP prescribing in appropriate patients
  • List current unanswered questions regarding doxy-PEP use in patients with HIV


Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for clinical decision makers who are actively involved in HIV care and research, including physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.

Conflicts of Interest

In the interest of maintaining the independence of its continuing medical education (CME) activities, the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) requires all persons with control of educational content (eg, faculty, Scientific Leadership Board, Governance Board, and program planner) to disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies (previously defined as “commercial interests”) that they have had within the past 24 months. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest of those parties are resolved and mitigated prior to the CME activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in IAS–USA CME activities.  

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines ineligible companies as “those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.” 

IAS–USA will identify and resolve ahead of time any possible conflicts of interest that may influence CME activities with regard to exposition or conclusion. Information about financial relationships with ineligible companies for the presenter and planners/reviewers is below and in the slides prior to the presentation of educational content.


Dr Luetkemeyer reported grants/grants pending to their institution from Gilead Sciences, Inc, and GlaxoSmithKline; consulting or advisor fees from Vir Biotechnology; non-cash provision of medicines, equipment, or administrative support to their institution from Mayne Pharma, Hologic, and Cepheid. (Updated July 26, 2023)


Dr Celum reported consulting or advising fees from Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Merck & Co, Inc; and expert testimony for Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Updated June 30, 2023)

COW Board

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CME Credits

The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ABIM MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. IAS-USA, the CME activity provider, will submit your participant information (eg, name, date of birth, activity credits earned, ABIM MOC number) to ABIM through the PARS system for the purpose of reporting ABIM MOC credits.

Grant Support

This activity is part of the IAS–USA national educational effort that is funded, in part, by charitable contributions from ineligible companies. Per IAS–USA policy, any effort that uses grants from ineligible companies must receive grants from several companies with competing products. Funds are pooled and distributed to activities at the sole discretion of the IAS–USA. Grantors have no input into any activity, including its content, development, or selection of topics or speakers. Generous support for this activity has been received from the following contributors.


Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Merck & Co, Inc.
ViiV Healthcare


Janssen Therapeutics
Theratechnologies Inc.


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How to Claim Credit

  1. Start the Activity by clicking "START COURSE" located above.
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  2. Watch the webinar here.
  3. Return to this page and follow this link to the evaluation form.
  4. Once you complete the evaluation, you will be directed to the online claim form, where you will record the number of hours that you participated in this activity. You must be logged in to your IAS–USA profile to claim credit. Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.
  5. Your certificate will be available for you to print from your IAS–USA account immediately after you have submitted your claim form. To view your certificates, go to "My Activities" under your profile.

Course Content