#STI Treatment Guidelines

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#STI Treatment Guidelines

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What to D.O.

The revised CDC guidelines now recommend a single 500 IM dose of ceftriaxone for urogenital, rectal, and pharyngeal gonorrhea. A single 1 g IM dose of ceftriaxone should be given to patients weighing more than 150 kg, although such dosing demands consideration of using the intravenous route, which is just as effective as IM administration. Adding doxycycline 100 mg orally two times a day for seven days should be the norm in the ED where chlamydial co-infection is rarely excluded.

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  What to D.O.

Perhaps the most significant change in the new recommendations is for a single 500 mg IM dose of ceftriaxone for uncomplicated urogenital, anorectal, and pharyngeal gonorrhea, doubling the dose from 250 mg. Where there is concern for coinfection with Chlamydia trachomatis (often the case when urogenital infections are treated empirically in the ED), the CDC recommended adding oral doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for seven days, not the dose or two of azithromycin that much of ED practice has shifted to over the years.

California Guidelines

These guidelines reflect the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines for adults and adolescents who are HIV negative as well as those with HIV.


CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Treatment Guidelines, 2021 provides current evidence-based prevention, diagnostic and treatment recommendations that replace the 2015 guidance.

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