Learn why condoms are important for women living with HIV, how to use them correctly, how to talk to your partner about condom use, and more.
If used correctly, condoms can do some things that alternative methods of HIV prevention can’t, such as preventing pregnancy and a range of STIs, and new, improved types are in the pipeline.
Condoms are a barrier between a body fluid containing HIV and body tissues susceptible to HIV infection. Here's what you need to know about condoms today, when PrEP and HIV treatment also can reduce transmission risks.
New York City was the first city in the world to have its own municipally branded condom, and it currently maintains the largest free condom programme in the United States of America. Even in this high income, cosmopolitan city, free condom distribut...
"To achieve the global Fast-Track Target of reducing the number of new HIV infections to fewer than 500 000 by 2020, more political commitment and increased investment in HIV prevention, including condom promotion, are needed," UNAIDS writes.
"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."
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."
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.
The chance of HIV being passed on even though a condom was used is really quite tiny, even if it isn't totally impossible. It's probably unrealistic to expect any method of prevention to give 100% protection or to work perfectly every time.