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Correspondence on “A case for the inclusion of doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan African countries’ guidelines for the management of sexually transmitted infections” by “Dzinamarira et al
  1. Tafadzwa Dzinamarira1,2,
  2. Enos Moyo3,
  3. Grant Murewanhema4
  1. 1 School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  2. 2 ICAP at Columbia University, Lusaka, Zambia
  3. 3 Department of Nusing and Public Health Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
  4. 4 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tafadzwa Dzinamarira, School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; u19395419{at}

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) pose a significant public health challenge, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM), since significantly they multiply the risk of HIV transmission. The risk of HIV infection among MSM is 28 times greater than that for other adult men. Doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) has emerged as a potential intervention to reduce the transmission of STIs in MSM.1 In this correspondence, we review the literature on …

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  • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

  • Contributors TD conceptualised and wrote the first draft. All coauthors contributed to the writing and editing of the manuscript.

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