The Anova Health Institute does not believe that the distribution of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will have any significant effect on the level of promiscuous sexual behavior.
When the contraceptive pill was first introduced, many feared that this would result in more promiscuity, but studies have shown that this was not the case. Instead, the “pill” has drastically diminished the number of unwanted pregnancies.
Similarly, when condoms first became available, there was an outcry that promiscuity would be made more prevalent. Research has dispelled this too, and rather, the spread of STIs has become much less prevalent.
With regards to promiscuous behavior, the use of PrEP should prove to have as little an effect as the condom and the oral contraceptive, but it will diminish the rate of HIV transmission, which is the objective.
Participants have not recorded a significant increase in sexual partners in any of the PrEP programmes conducted globally to date.