What is SHOT?
SHOT is a new program designed to decrease Louisiana’s high rate of congenital syphilis infections by offering treatment for syphilis at home for women (and their sexual partners) who have been diagnosed with syphilis.
Who is Eligible?
In order to be eligible for SHOT, patients must have a current syphilis diagnosis and not be allergic to penicillin. After you are referred and registered in SHOT, testing and treatment may also be offered to your partner(s).
Shot helps tackle any barriers that may prevent you from receiving timely treatment such as:
- Reinfection by untreated sexual partners
- Limited availability to go to a clinic
- Transportation difficulties