PrEP can decrease risk of HIV transmission. It can also contribute to risky sexual behavior and STIs.
PrEP can decrease risk of HIV transmission. But to what degree can it contribute to risky sexual behavior?
A meta-analysis of 17 studies sought to determine sexual risk with PrEP in HIV-negative men and transgender women.
There was a significant increase in rectal infections with PrEP, and an increased risk of syphilis, Chlamydia, and gonorrhea, though not significant.
The study highlights the need for awareness and education about the importance of condoms and STI risk with PrEP.
What effect does PrEP have on sexual behavior? This meta-analysis offers sobering insights.