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Online Hookup Tips

Remember, he's a stranger, which makes it sexy and risky

Here are a few quick tips to manage your safety:

  • Bring your own condoms and lube
  • Decide what is safe to you ahead of time
  • Make your interests and boundaries known beforehand
  • Trust your gut. Back out if your hook up is acting differently than expected
  • Don't be afraid to say no and leave at any time
  • If you're drinking, don't step away from your drink
  • Tell someone where you're going and how long you will be gone
  • Carry a cellphone
  • Be aware of your surrounding and meet in public places
  • If you are HIV negative and hook up frequently:

- PrEP might be right for you. Click her for more information about PrEP
- It's also encouraged that you get tested for HIV every 3 months. For more information about HIV testing services, click here or call 212-367-1100 to set up an appointment at GMHC

  • If you are HIV positive and hook up frequently:

- The best thing for you and your partners is to take your HIV medication consistently and keep your viral load undetectable
- Continue to use condoms; you can still be exposed to other STI's
 

For general GMHC info, click here

 

For more safety tips when hooking up, visit

http://www.avp.org/resources/avp-resources/96

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