Doxycycline PEP

Presenter: Tamara Ooms, RN, MS, FNP

Online CME Credit

Fee: Free

Provides 1.00 hours of CE/CME credit (Presented: August 28, 2023; Reviewed September 11, 2023; Expires September 11, 2024)


This recording is in collaboration with the California Prevention Training Center and the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center-Nevada. Doxy-PEP stands for doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis. It involves taking one 200mg pill of doxycycline, a kind of tetracycline, as soon as possible but no later than three days after having sex without a condom. It is a sexual health strategy in which people who have a history of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) take doxycycline after condomless sex, and is highly effective at preventing STIs. This webinar will summarize data from studies on doxy PEP, explore individual and population concerns surrounding doxy PEP, and compare strategies and implementation in clinical settings.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize data from recent studies exploring the use of doxy PEP to prevent bacterial STIs
  • Review the primary individual and population-level concerns surrounding doxy PEP
  • Compare potential strategies for doxy PEP implementation in clinical settings

The Pacific AETC-NV offers engaging and interactive online learning opportunities to increase healthcare providers' knowledge and awareness of HIV and STI-related health topics. To view all session topics available, please click on Pacific AETC Nevada’s E-Learning page for more online and on-demand learning opportunities.


Tamara Ooms, RN, MS, FNP
Clinical Faculty and Program Manager
California Prevention Training Center
UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

Tamara Ooms, is a nurse practitioner by training. She is clinical faculty and program manager for the California Prevention Training Center. Tamara has worked in sexual and reproductive health for over twenty years as a clinician, educator and administrator. She is a member of the volunteer faculty for the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing and she provides clinical care to patients at the municipal STI clinic in Portland, Oregon, where she currently lives.

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