As a gay man HIV has always been something that has scared me and sometimes has cause anxiety when having sex. Knowing the risks, I was always sure I used a condom which eased my anxiety during sex.
Although one time a condom broke, and I did not know at the time. This caused me anxiety and fear around HIV but thankfully I was able to get PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). I was lucky that I was able to get PEP within the time, after potential risk of HIV to be protected.
After my treatment I spoke to my doctor about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) and we both decided it was a good idea I start taking PrEP so I can now feel less anxiety and more confidence when having sex knowing I am protected and in control of my sexual health.