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
If there is a drop of blood on a cigarette filter is it possible to get an STI or HIV from it?
I get cold sores. Can I pass these onto others if I give someone else oral sex?
How long does it take for an STI to show up?
How do I know if I have an STI?
Will having sex with a virgin cure someone with an STI, including HIV?
Can STIs be transmitted through anal sex?
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