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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...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Part II: HIV and preventing sexual transmission

    Part 2 explains why good physical sexual health is important for people living with HIV, and outlines the steps you can take to protect your own health...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • 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...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • 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...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Sexual and reproductive health

    Having HIV is not the only aspect of your sexual health. If you are sexually active (having sex), you should also be aware of other sexual and...

    From: Living with HIV

    Information level Level 2
  • Unprotected sex

    ‘Unprotected sex’ is a term often used to describe sex without a condom.Using condoms is an effective way of protecting against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections being...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • 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

    Information level Level 4
  • Condoms and lubricants

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

    From: Preventing HIV

    Information level Level 4
  • 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...

    From: HIV transmission & testing

    Information level Level 4
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    From: HIV transmission & testing

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    From: HIV transmission & testing

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  • How Do We Negotiate Condom Usage in the Age of PrEP?

    When I have anal sex, I usually use condoms, even after being on PrEP for two years. But I've interviewed scores of people on PrEP, mostly cis gay men, and the majority either never use condoms or only use them at a partner's request.

    29 September 2016 | The Body
  • The CDC’s Gay Dance Video about HIV is Flat Out Fabulous

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_espkK-vLgc

    27 September 2016 | My Fabulous Disease
  • Why some organizations are slow to adopt the undetectable = uninfectious message

    We need to somehow get a grip on what these messages mean for people, and the implications of our messaging. That, I think, will involve some reflection on how we use and interpret scientific findings and our comfort levels with risk.

    06 September 2016 | Positive Lite
  • Is Zimbabwe’s condom use per person the highest in the world?

    Zimbabwe had 157 million male and female condoms available in 2015 and a relatively high self-reported use of condoms among adults who have multiple sexual partnerships. But is their condom use per capita the highest in the world?

    09 August 2016 | Africa Check
  • Give young people and gay men free condoms to reduce STIs, watchdog says

    Draft guidance from Nice says councils should consider schemes to provide free advice and condoms to halt rise in HIV and gonorrhoea.

    05 August 2016 | The Guardian
  • With 20 Billion Condoms and 3 Million People on PrEP, Could We Reach the UNAIDS HIV Prevention Goal in 5 Years?

    Can we reduce the total number of new HIV infections that happen worldwide every year, from 2 million to 500,000—in five years?

    19 July 2016 | BETA blog
  • Placing pleasure at the heart of safe sex

    There’s a new sex toy in town – an erotic accessory that increases sexual pleasure and keeps you safe. Because it’s such a potent weapon in combatting HIV the government is distributing them to all corners of the country. Now they just have to persuade young people to use them.

    21 June 2016 | Health-e
  • Durex condoms withdrawn in Russia

    Russia has banned the widely popular Durex condoms over a bureaucratic issue regarding the products’ registration, according to the country’s health authorities.

    17 June 2016 | The Guardian
  • Kremlin Experts Blame Condoms for Russian HIV Epidemic

    Kremlin-backed experts have described condoms as the main cause of Russia HIV epidemic, the Kommersant newspaper reported Tuesday. The report from the Russian Institute for Strategic Research (RISR) described the country's HIV problem as part of information war against Russia.

    01 June 2016 | Moscow Times
  • Demon or savior? Aids activist at war to make condoms in porn the law

    At the entrance to the Aids Healthcare Foundation, a staffer wears a red T-shirt bearing the slogan “Condoms are Cool”. Down the hallway is the office of Michael Weinstein, the forthright head of the billion-dollar not-for-profit organization who is the first to volunteer that he is regarded as a “condom Nazi”.

    25 May 2016 | The Guardian
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We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

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