Q and A

Question

Is unprotected sex safe after a course of PEP?

Is it safe to have unprotected sex after taking PEP for 30 days?

Answer

Hi Jacob,

How are you doing?

No. It is not safe to have unprotected sex after a course of PEP. PEP is used after possibly being exposed to HIV to prevent seroconversion, it is not used to stop transmission before sex.

To have unprotected sex safely, using PrEP will reduce the risk of getting HIV from sex by 99% if taken as prescribed. PrEP will not protect against other STI’s, using a condom (barrier) with PrEP will help prevent HIV transmission and reduce the risk of other STI’s.

If you have any more questions do get in touch,

Josh.

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