So I Can Stop Using Condoms?
Does being on PrEP mean that I can give up condoms?
Often, the reason that people are going onto PrEP is because they weren’t actually using condoms to start with. What we have found is that if a person is using PrEP as their protection against HIV, if they don’t use a condom or a condom breaks every now and then, they will still be protected against HIV. We do recommend that people continue to use condoms, because they can help reduce the risk of other sexually-transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and even herpes. They don’t absolutely protect against these transmissions; however, they can help reduce them.