Double your protection with both PrEP and doxy-PEP!

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Q Care Plus is expanding its services in active states to provide patients both PrEP and doxy-PEP prescriptions via our fast, convenient, online appointments and free, discreet Rx shipping.

If you’re an existing Q Care Plus patient with an active PrEP prescription, ask your provider to discuss doxy-PEP with you during your next appointment. Doxy-PEP is only prescribed and shipped at the same time as your initial PrEP prescription or quarterly refill.

If you’re a new Q Care Plus patient and are interested in PrEP or PrEP and doxy-PEP prescriptions, just click the Get Started button, fill out a few, short profile questions, and schedule your convenient, virtual visit with one of our providers. Online appointments usually take less than 15 minutes, and your prescription(s) will be on their way to you within days.

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Who should use doxy-PEP?

  • Doxy-PEP is recommended for men who have sex with men and transgender women who have had a bacterial STI in the past.
  • Others should discuss doxy-PEP with their provider to understand the benefits and risks.
  • Doxy-PEP has not been found to be effective in cisgender women.

How do you use doxy-PEP?

  • Doxycycline (100 mg) is prescribed as two pills taken in one dose, preferably within 24 hours of exposure, but always within 72 hours.
  • Doxy-PEP should be taken after condomless oral, anal, or insertive vaginal sex.
  • You can take doxy-PEP medication as often as every day if there are daily exposures, but never more than once per day.
  • Take doxy-PEP with at least 8 oz. of water and remain standing for the next 30-60 minutes.
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When using doxy-PEP, remember the following:

  • Let your provider know if you have an allergy to doxycycline (or other tetracyclines).
  • Doxy-PEP is to be used by individuals who are already using or plan to use PrEP.
  • Q Care Plus will only prescribe and ship doxy-PEP at the same time as your initial PrEP or refill prescription.
  • Do not share your medication with others.
  • Regular testing for STIs is important to detect infections that may occur without symptoms.
  • Wear sunscreen when using doxycycline, as your skin may be more sensitive to the sun.
  • Avoid consuming dairy, calcium, antacids, and/or multi-vitamins within 2 hours before or after taking your doxy-PEP medication.

Responsible Use of Doxy-PEP

Q Care Plus is committed to improving the sexual health and general wellness of LGBTQ+ community members. We recognize research is ongoing to evaluate the known benefit of doxy-PEP in HIV PrEP users and people living with HIV in reducing STI rates, weighed against the known and yet-unknown effect of this intervention on bacterial resistance and the microbiome. The Q Care Plus Doxy-PEP initiative involves careful prescribing, judicious refills, and consistent patient counseling. We are engaging with investigators to evaluate our initiative’s effectiveness in reducing incident STIs along with other implications.