Steps to Do!

Steps to do when a Condom Break.

If a condom breaks during sexual activity, it's important to take immediate action to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy or the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Here are some additional steps to consider:

Seek medical advice:

Contact a healthcare provider or visit a local clinic or hospital as soon as possible after a condom break. They can assess the situation, discuss your risk factors, and recommend appropriate actions.

HIV testing:

Your healthcare provider may recommend an HIV test to determine your current HIV status. Depending on the circumstances, they might suggest both immediate testing and follow-up testing at a later date to ensure accurate results.

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP):

If there is a significant risk of HIV transmission due to the condom break, your healthcare provider may prescribe PEP. PEP is a time-limited course of antiretroviral medications that, when started within 72 hours of potential exposure, can reduce the risk of HIV infection.

Testing for other STIs:

In addition to HIV, your healthcare provider may recommend testing for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and hepatitis.


Our website offers vital guidance on preventing condom breaks and supports individuals facing HIV, STIs, and related infections resulting from such incidents.