How effective is prep?

So I am only a full fledged top. I never bottom. I’ve come to terms with my only addiction in life and that is busting a nut. Lol. If I don’t bust a nut every two to three days, I get very cranky. Lol. But that is besides the point. I don’t have a problem getting bottoms but the fact is I love to bareback. I know all the stigma that comes with it but I am being honest. If a bottom turns me on, my dick starts talking to me and wants me to bareback and cum inside the bottom. So basically my question is how effective is prep? I’m thinking about using it so I can bareback more and feel comfortable. I’m sure I will get lots of disrespectful comments so I won’t keep the post up long. Anyone who is on prep, does it work well for you?

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  1. Every study shows that if you take it as prescribed, starting at around 20 days in (possibly less but no reason to risk it), there is next-to-zero chance of contracting HIV. There are only a couple cases of anyone contracting HIV while on PrEP, and they hadn’t been consistent with taking it. (There’s actually a lot of evidence that even inconsistent use of PrEP still provides some level of protection, just without as much certainty.)

    All the usual caveats apply of course – PrEP does nothing to prevent any other STI’s, and I’m not a doctor so don’t take any of this as medical advice. But to the extent you’re going to be having bareback sex and want to prevent contracting HIV, PrEP is the way to go.

  2. Tops are at a much lower risk in the first place, and PrEP almost entirely eliminates the risk when used properly.

    For HIV that is.

  3. The absolute risk of HIV transmission from unprotected insertive anal sex is around 65 per 10,000 exposures.

    If PrEP reduce the risk by 95% then the risk from insertive anal sex is 4 per 10,000 exposures. See and decide for yourself.

    Though, it is VERY important to note that these numbers are statistics. You may very well get HIV the FIRST time you have unprotected sex with an HIV positive partner despite the seemingly low risk of 4 per 10,000 exposures when you’re on PrEP.

  4. It is 95%+ effective. If you’re prone to dangerous behavior, you should get on it for your sake and the sake of your future partners.

  5. I’ve been on the PrEP protocol (the drug is actually called Truvada) for 3 + years now with no side effects and obvs no seroconversion. Also, another Gilead drug (Descovy) has also been approved for PrEP going forward, so there’s even more options. From what I understand, Descovy has fewer potential side effects (which can include kidney damage and bone loss, both of which get checked at my HMO every 3 mos. – so far so good)

  6. Lol you should be looking to research and health professionals for questions like this and NOT REDDIT (seriously!!!) but PrEP is very effective. There’s no reason to ask for anecdotal insight on this. The facts are the facts and PrEP Is scientifically proven to be very, very effective in preventing transmission of HIV.

  7. I’m sure everyone here already knows this, but it’s worth keeping in mind that it *only* prevents HIV, so you’d still be running the risk of contracting gonorrhoea or chlamydia or whatever. Not as scary, but still not stuff you want to deal with.

  8. I am bottom with my bf and top twice a month on Grindr but I feel much better doing it with the same guy (bottom) than with new guys, so, it reduces the chances of contracting something. My advice: try barebacking the same guys only.

  9. Real world use has demonstrated that if taken every day, it’s 99.999% effective at preventing HIV. Those other statistics include people who DON’T take it properly, which is just a useless statistic.

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