PrEP use linked with more STIs, but it’s unrelated to condoms

The increased incidence of STIs is partly due to more frequent screening, say researchers

Gay and bisexual men starting on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are at higher risk for acquiring bacterial STI infections, a large Australian study has found.

But study author Professor Mark Stoové says the increased STI rates among new PrEP users is partly due to more frequent testing in line with national guidelines.