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Medications for Sexually Transmitted Infections

HIV/AIDS

Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

abacavir, didanosine (ddl), lamivudine (3TC), stavudine (d4T), zalcitabine (ddC), zidovudine (ZDV)

Protease Inhibitors

indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, lopinavir plus ritonavir

Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

delavirdine, efavirenz, nevirapine

Chlamydia

Antibiotics

azithromycin,erythromycin,doxycycline

Gonorrhea

Antibiotics

ceftriaxone, cefixime, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin

Gonorrhea and chlamydia can occur in tandem, in which event the doctor might prescribe a regimen of ceftriaxone plus doxycycline or azithromycin.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Antibiotics

cefotetan or cefoxitin plus doxycycline, clindamycin plus gentamicin, ofloxacin plus metronidazole

Typically, two antibiotics are prescribed.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Topical Preparations (creams and solutions that the  patient applies directly to the affected area)

imiquimod, podophyllin, podofilox, fluorouracil (5-FU), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), interferon

Genital Herpes

Antivirals

acyclovir, famciclovir, valacyclovir

Syphilis

Antibiotics

penicillin—doxycycline or tetracycline only if allergic to penicillin

Last Updated
5/5/2015
Source
Adapted from Caring for Your Teenager (Copyright © 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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