‘Substantial Minority’ of MSM Would Use Condoms Less When on PrEP
A “substantial minority” of men who have sex with men (MSM) anticipated that they would use condoms less if they were taking PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, according to results of a survey presented Tuesday, July 24, at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC.
PrEP, which is when an HIV-negative person takes daily medication to prevent potential infection, is a controversial and timely topic. The Food and Drug Administration this month approved the use of the antiretroviral Truvada (tenofovir plus emtricitabine) as PrEP.
In other words, will men who take PrEP perceive themselves to be protected and as a result stop using condoms?