Sexually Transmitted Infections
How well do condoms help protect against HIV infection?
When used correctly and consistently, condoms can lower the risk of getting HIV by 85%. For men who have sex with men, ALWAYS using a condom decreased their odds of contracting HIV by 91% and only sometimes or never using a condom increased their chances of contracting HIV by 83%. In heterosexual pairings with one HIV positive partner, consistently using a condom reduced the risk of getting HIV by over 70%.
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More Sexually Transmitted Infections Q&A
Where can I get tested for an STI?
What is HIV?
Are condoms the only effective way of preventing sexually transmitted infections?
Can HIV be transmitted through hugging, shaking hands or mosquito bites?
What is the difference between a STD and STI?
Does using a condom only some of the time offer any protection from STIs, including HIV?
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