Mesmer saidHonestly I think it's all the Prep users out there. It's a bit scary that they are going bareback because of the 92% rating that it will protect them from hiv transmission, however neglect the 8%. It's not fool proof.
You're misreading the studies. PrEP is AT LEAST 96% effective. The most recent study had 0/600 people seroconverted in two years of being on PrEP.
The issue is people aren't choosing between condoms and PrEP. Bareback sex is happening already. The choice is between bareback sex with or without PrEP.
And please, don't be the guy that doesn't get on PrEP because the guys he hooks up with claim they are on PrEP. If you hook up, get on PrEP yourself. Don't rely on others to do your protection for you.
Da fuq, Just use a condom! that is a guaranteed way to know that you are having safe sex!
you know what, do what you guys want. Have all the bareback sex that you want, with random people you want. Your life and health, not mine.
Sorry, there is no guarantee in sex! In the real world condoms are effective 70-80% with anal sex. fumbling around, breakage, wrong lube, etc. makes it very subject to human error.
It CAN be 90+% effective.
I agree with Wyndahoi 100%.
While the article states a remarkably high rate of non-use of condoms, it's doesn't state what other strategies they are using in place of condoms.
There are now at least five strategies that reasonably constitute‘safe sex’, provided that certain parameters are met.
1.The use of Condoms during casual encounters between men of unknown or discordant serostatus.
2.HIV negative men taking effective pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
3.Men living with HIV who only have sex without condoms when they have a sustained undetectable viral load (UVL) and in the absence of sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
4.Effective use of serosorting between HIV positive men.
5.Effective negotiated safety agreements.