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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...

    From: Factsheets

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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...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • 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

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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

    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

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  • Lubricants

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  • Male condoms

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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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  • 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
  • Revitalising the condom for the next generation – the missing piece of the prevention puzzle

    HIV prevention is in need of a re-boot, cried many at AIDS 2018. Where better to start than with the condom, the most simple and effective intervention in our toolkit. 

    12 August 2018 | AVERT
  • Durex recalls condoms over split worries

    The company says the products are not passing "stringent shelf-life tests", meaning they could burst.

    31 July 2018 | BBC Health
  • Preventing HIV

    A response to Patrick William Kelly's Op-Ed, from Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Mark Harrington.

    09 July 2018 | New York Times (letter to the editor)
  • Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic

    As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

    04 July 2018 | The Sydney Morning Herald
  • “Safe Gay Sex” Is Still Happening

    The idea of equating “safe sex” to solely condom use is an antiquated notion in the era of PrEP and antiretroviral treatment for those living with HIV.

    04 July 2018 | Medium
  • 'New York Times' To Condoms: Drop Dead

    A peculiarly worded Op-Ed talks about disappearing condom use and causes a stir among HIV activists.

    29 June 2018 | HIV Plus
  • The End of Safe Gay Sex?

    June is Pride Month, a ripe time to reflect on one of the most startling facts about our sexual culture today: Condom use is all but disappearing among large numbers of gay men.

    27 June 2018 | New York Times
  • Why we need to stop slut-shaming gay men who want condomless sex

    OPINION: And those on PrEP shouldn’t shame those who prefer to rely on condoms, says sexual health advocate David Stuart. PrEP is free for everyone in Paris, France. PrEP protects people who might be vulnerable to catching HIV. It means we can’t catch it regardless of the sex we might have or the needles we might share if we’re injecting chems. But only 5,000 people have chosen to take PrEP in Paris, out of many thousands more who could benefit from it.

    25 June 2018 | Gay Star News
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Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

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