BAREBACK

Bareback is not a prevention strategy 

When you choose not to wear a condom during sex this is called barebacking. The risk of contracting an STI or HIV increases to a maximum during barebacking.

 

However there are still ways to lower this risk. For example; being vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B protects you from contracting those viruses. Guys that bareback can additionally consider taking PrEP or PEP to prevent contracting HIV.

You are in a monogamous relationship, so you and your boyfriend don’t have other sex-partners. 

Get yourself vaccinated against Hepatitis A & B. These are very serious infectious viruses which are easy to prevent by vaccination.

By using a condom you are always in charge of your own protection without depending on anyone else.

Undetectable = Untransmittable.
If you have HIV and are on effective treatment and achieved an undetectable viral load for 6 months it cannot be passed on.

PrEP can give you extra protection from getting HIV. It is a pill you take daily or just before / after sex and can lower the risk of getting HIV by over 90%. 

PEP is a last resort HIV prevention strategy that can be used after being exposed to the virus to reduce the risk of becoming infected. 

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