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Two Things Everyone Could Do to End HIV and Hepatitis C

April 27, 2012

As it has been since the first day HIV emerged as a major threat, the condom continues to be one of the two most effective tools we have for preventing HIV transmission, responsible for preventing massive numbers of cases of HIV. The other, of course, is the sterile syringe when used by injection drug users. Millions of people have found condoms relatively acceptable and easy to use in the face of the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. Many other people find condoms difficult to use some -- or all -- of the time. Ours is not to judge, but to try to persuade.

Even as Project Inform advocates for medical forms of HIV prevention such as treatment as prevention or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, we believe in the primacy of the condom. Both of these effective forms of medication-based prevention are only 100 percent effective when combined with condom use.

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Comment by: Anne (NJ) Fri., May. 4, 2012 at 11:06 am EDT
Thank you! Finally an intelligent post about the positive aspects of condom use instead of whining about not being concerned about protecting others.
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