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Reducing risks

Be proactive

Being sexually healthy is not only about dealing with sexual problems as they arise, it’s also about avoiding problems in the first place. Most sexual activity carries some kind of risk of getting an STI and, while never pleasant, many gay men see them as an occupational hazard.

You significantly reduce the risk of getting or passing on STIs by:

  • Prompt visit to a sexual health clinic if you think you have a STI
  • Vaccination against hepatitis A and B, and get tested for Hepatitis C.
  • Routine clinic check-ups every 3-6 months. If you have unprotected sex, use drugs or have had a recent STI, we suggest you have check ups every 3 months
  • Using condoms when fucking
  • Not sharing injecting equipment
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