Q and A


Will douching reduce PrEP from working?

My boyfriend and me are serodifferent. He uses prep and is often anal-douching. Will anal-douching reduce the medication level in the anal mucosa and reduces the effectiveness of PrEP (FTC/TDF)?


Hi there

Thanks – great question.

Please don’t worry about this.

Oral PrEP works by having active drug levels in the blood that makes sure the drugs then get inside cells and tissue.

Douching has no affect on this.


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