LGBTQ+ Safer Sex

LGBTQ+ Guide to Safer Sex Stay up to date on Vaccines

  • hepatitis A
  • hepatitis B
  • HPV vaccine

The HPV vaccine was previously only recommended for people assigned female at birth, CDC guidelines now recommend HPV vaccination for all people between ages 11 and 26. 27- to 45-year-olds who aren’t already vaccinated may also decide to get the vaccine after assessing their risk of HPV with the help of a healthcare professional. Testing

Local Testing Sites


  • External Condoms
  • Internal Condoms
  • Gloves/Finger Cots
  • Disinfect toys before and after use

Local Resources that provide free protection

  • Buncombe county health department
  • wncchs
  • wncap

Find More: Condoms – WNCAP

Consider PrEP  PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is medicine that reduces your chances of getting HIV from sex or injection use. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV. Note: If you’re not taking PrEP and suspect recent HIV exposure, you can take postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) within 72 hours to reduce transmission risk.  

Other Resources


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