Know Your Risk

Not all sex has the same risk. Your risk of picking up or passing on HIV depends on the kind of sex you have, your HIV status, your partner’s HIV status and condom use. The guys at HIM believe you can have great sex and still reduce your risk by making smart, informed decisions. We’re not going to tell you how to have sex, but we will offer some techniques for reducing the risk associated with the kind of sex you want to have.

Drug Use + Sex

Using recreational drugs before or during sex may increase the risk of picking up or passing on HIV and other STIs. This is because using recreational drugs can lower your inhibitions and make it more likely you will take risks with your sexual health. If you plan on having sex while using drugs, make sure you have a plan for doing it as safely as you want (i.e. keep condoms on you at all times).