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What Is the Future of the Female Condom?

The company that makes it says it switched the product from over the counter to prescription only because it doesn't sell. Advocates say that's because the company has never promoted it. Who's right?

By Tim Murphy
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Female Condoms, Used by Women and Men for HIV Prevention, Will Now Be Prescription Only

The oft-overlooked method may now cost as much as $20 per condom for the uninsured, if they can't get it through health departments or non-profit groups.

By Martha Kempner
What to Say/What Not to Say When Discussing Condomless Sex Img

What to Say/What Not to Say When Discussing Condomless Sex

Elijah McKinnon consults sex experts "to see what they recommend saying -- as well as what's better left unsaid -- when discussing condomless sex with your next sexual conquest or a person who's in the dark."

By Elijah McKinnon for AIDS Foundation of Chicago
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Condoms in Jails Could Combat HIV -- and Perhaps Hepatitis C -- But Remain Rare

Without access to prevention measures, such as condoms, people in jails and prisons are at elevated risk of acquiring HIV. Hepatitis C risk may be higher as well.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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Are Condoms Over? Research and Reality for Gay Men

In the age of biomedical prevention, gay men's relationship to the condom is evolving -- but does that mean condoms have gone extinct?

By Mark Milano for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
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Are Condoms and Shame Related for Gay and Bisexual Black Men?

What is the relationship between internalized homophobia and condom use? And how does it change when you add in factors like race?

By Heather Boerner
Requiring Porn Actors to Wear Condoms Is Legislating Problems That Don't Exist Img

Requiring Porn Actors to Wear Condoms Is Legislating Problems That Don't Exist

Sue Saltmarsh asks, "Considering all the ways one can contract an STI, as well as all available prevention methods, is the porn industry's use of condoms really where attention should be paid?"

By Sue Saltmarsh
How Often Do Condoms Fail? Black Gay Men and Condom Problems Img

How Often Do Condoms Fail? Black Gay Men and Condom Problems

Emory researchers have found that black gay men report more instances of condom misuse and condom breakage than do white gay men. Is condom education to blame?

By Mathew Rodriguez
On LGBTQ Youth, Condoms and Police Stops Img

On LGBTQ Youth, Condoms and Police Stops

What does "stop and frisk" have to do with HIV prevention? Mitchyll Mora of New York City's Streetwise and Safe elaborates.

By Olivia G. Ford
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Florida: Condom Nation Slides Into Town

AIDS Healthcare Foundation's (AHF) Condom Nation program recently distributed approximately 60,000 free condoms in five hours to individuals in Orlando, Florida. The program uses an 18-wheeler, 72-foot big rig and a smaller HIV/AIDS testing unit. The...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network