A medical expert has cautioned members of the public against using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug to engage in promiscuous behaviour.
Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) Provincial Co-Coordinator-Lusaka Achieve Project Dr Mwate Joseph Chaila says PrEP should not be used to engage in prostitution but ensures that sexually active are protected from HIV.
Dr. Chaila says sex workers are among the target population who are being given PrEP to prevent them from contracting the virus.
He explains that sex workers face a high risk of contracting the virus because they have sexual contact with different people who may be infected with HIV.
Dr Chaila has however cautioned members of the public that PrEP does not protect them from contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases hence they should ensure that they use condoms to protect them from STIs.