PrEP and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

PrEP does not protect against other STIs. 

Although STIs are mostly easy to treat, symptoms can sometimes be unpleasant and sometimes serious. This is why regular testing for STIs is a good idea.

The HPV vaccine can protect against genital warts and the virus that causes cervical and anal cancers. It is newly available for some gay men.

Condoms can prevent many STIs.

Last updated: 1 November 2019.