How to have a promiscuous sex life and not get HIV or other STDs?
A condom provides protection against most infections. It should always be used and disagreed if the partner offers sex without a condom. It is also worth using a condom in the case of oral sex, then you will protect yourself from the transmission of bacterial sexually transmitted infections – syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia.
You should refuse to use a condom only if you have established a permanent relationship with a person, you have seen negative results of HIV and STI tests in this person and you trust him that this relationship is mutual.
If, in the case of sex with a stranger, the condom accidentally breaks and there is a suspicion that the stranger may have HIV (and this suspicion should always be – in large cities of Russia every 1-2 people out of 100 are HIV carriers), then you should think about post-exposure HIV prevention … To do this, you will need to contact the local KVD or AIDS Center, report the fact of risky contact and start taking special pills within 72 hours from the moment of unprotected intercourse. They will have to be drunk for 28 days and will protect you from HIV if the person is still HIV positive.
In the West, PrEP, a pre-exposure prophylaxis program, is now actively developing. This is when you take one pill a day in advance, your body forms a protective barrier to HIV and even in the case of unprotected contact with an HIV-positive person, you will remain healthy.
An interesting fact is that a special vaginal ring is now being tested in several laboratories around the world. This soft polymer ring is inserted into the vagina once a month and releases PrEP and birth control, protecting the woman for 30 days from HIV and unwanted pregnancies. It is planned to launch such a product on the market closer to 2020.