Why would anybody want to get infected with HIV? That is what most people ask when they first hear about "bug chasing."
Administration officials are exploring changes to the federal program that funds birth control for low-income, uninsured women.
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.
"As with all sexual and health choices, it's my decision about my body," says Evan J. Peterson, who continues to use condoms after two years on PrEP. "That doesn't mean I judge you for your choice not to use them."
Who can break the cycle of the high cost of the "female" condoms for HIV prevention in people of all genders who have receptive sex? It's the U.S. FDA, according to the National Female Condom Coalition.
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?"
"This is not a call for the abandonment of rubbers in favour of uninhibited sex. It's an attempt to place condoms in the context of a world where sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are out to get us at every turn."