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  • Do condoms work?

    Laboratory testing shows that condoms are impermeable to viruses, but protection rates are lower in real-world studies. Condoms can only protect against HIV and other...

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  • How to use condoms and lubricant

    Using condoms correctly will prevent them breaking, leaking or slipping off during sex.Use only water-based or silicone lubricants, not oil-based. If you lose your erection...

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  • Female condoms for anal sex

    Female condoms are also known as internal condoms, and can be used for both vaginal and anal sex. As they provide a physical barrier, they are likely to...

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  • Condoms

    Condoms protect against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.Both female and male condoms are available.It’s important to follow the advice on how to use...

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  • Contraception

    Your choice of contraception will depend on your situation and preferences.There are possible interactions between some hormonal contraceptives and some anti-HIV drugs. Your HIV treatment needs to be...

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  • Condoms

    Male and female condoms provide excellent protection against HIV and most other sexually transmitted infections. To be effective, they need to be used correctly. Where possible, choose a...

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  • Contraception

    Contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy. This allows you to plan a pregnancy for a time when you’re ready to have a child or to avoid...

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  • Female condoms

    Introduced in 1993, the female condom is still the only female-controlled barrier method that has been proven to reduce sexually transmitted infections....

    From: Preventing HIV

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  • Condoms and lubricants

    Consistently used condoms provide significant protection against HIV, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), significantly better than any other prevention method....

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  • Protective measures

    This section examines research on the effectiveness of a range of methods which aim to prevent HIV transmission. As well as male condoms, the section...

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  • Female condoms

    The world’s first female condom, the Femidom, was hailed as the first female-controlled barrier method for preventing HIV, STIs and pregnancy. It was forecast...

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    It’s Sunday afternoon and it’s raining. I’m bored and horny. However, I’ve got £20 left over from the night before and this will be enough...

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  • South Africa: SA 'Falling Short' On HIV Prevention Goals

    South Africa's struggle to meet its HIV treatment coverage goals, combined with strong evidence of reduced condom use, is key to the slow progress in achieving reduced HIV incidence, according to a new study released by the University of Cape Town (UCT) yesterday

    16 June 2019 | AllAfrica
  • Nobody Uses Dental Dams

    Since dental dams were adopted by safe-sex advocates in the 1980s, science has shown that HIV is practically impossible to transmit between women, and dental dams were more a product of AIDS panic than of genuine medical necessity. But dental dams are still around, even if not because of consumer demand.

    23 April 2019 | The Atlantic
  • It takes 4 hands to open this ‘consent condom,’ but does that really equal consent?

    Argentinian sex toy retailer Tulipán has released a limited-edition condom in a special “tamper proof” package that requires four hands to open. Their goal is to raise awareness about consent. “Why can this box only be opened by two [people]? Because this is how consent works in relationships. Everything has to be two,” reads the tagline on Tulipán’s ad for the condom on Twitter.

    15 April 2019 | LGBTQ Nation
  • Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex

    UN study finds misgivings over impact of condom distribution in secondary schools are misplaced.

    15 February 2019 | The Guardian
  • SA gets full marks for HIV treatment but a fail for condoms

    While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

    04 February 2019 | Health24
  • 'Female Condom' Gets a Genderless Rebrand From FDA

    At the end of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved new rules for "female" condoms that not only change the device's name but ease some other strict regulations. Now called the "single-use internal condom," the device is approved for both vaginal and anal sex and has the same regulatory classification as the "male" condom. The internal condom has never enjoyed widespread popularity in this country, and recent changes to how the manufacturer distributes it have made it even harder to access.

    28 January 2019 | The Body Pro
  • The Condom King and his mission to combat Aids taboos

    Young Kenyans’ ignorance around sex is helping to fuel infection. One man thinks he may have found an answer. According to Africa’s King of Condoms this is why the young must be a focus of HIV prevention. Stanley Ngara, 45, says; "I say to them that what your teacher did not tell you, what your father did not tell you, what your uncle did not tell you, the King of Condoms will tell you."

    10 December 2018 | Evening Standard
  • France's health system to reimburse cost of condoms in fight against STDs

    The French government said Tuesday it would take the rare step of reimbursing prescription-bought condoms to combat the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

    29 November 2018 | France 24
  • Self-Lubricating Condom Shows Promise in Early Study

    A self-lubricating condom that could possibly eliminate the need for lube during intercourse is in development.

    05 November 2018 | Poz
  • Botswana to revitalize HIV combination prevention

    The National Coordinator of Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Richard Matlhare, has warned that complacency risks derailing the country’s AIDS response.

    28 August 2018 | UNAIDS
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