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Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
The basic principles of prevention for all sexually transmitted illnesses: use a prophylactic…a latex or polyurethane based condom. Ideally, it would help to have a stable, monogamous sexual partner that you trust and who has undergone STI screening tests (and results are normal). A condom does not offer 100 % protection against all STIs, however, it is extremely effective in the prevention of most infections and their associated complications. No glove…No love!
The best time to undergo STI screening testing is once you have been in a stable monogamous relationship for at least 3 months (at this time testing is reliable) and you may decide to remove the condom with a greater sense of security. STI testing should be considered when you have symptoms suggestive of a sexually transmitted illness. In this event, don’t hesitate…call and book an appointment for STI testing.