Condoms and lubricant: latest news

Condoms and lubricant resources

  • 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

    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
  • HIV & Contraception

    ...

    From: Resources

  • 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
  • Lubricants

    ...

    From: HIV transmission & testing

    Information level Level 4
  • Male condoms

    ...

    From: HIV transmission & testing

    Information level Level 4

Condoms and lubricant features

Condoms and lubricant in your own words

  • Bored and horny

    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...

    From: In your own words

Condoms and lubricant news from aidsmap

More news

Condoms and lubricant news selected from other sources

  • The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

    Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

    06 November 2017 | RT
  • Condom distribution schemes in England

    This study provides an assessment of the number and types of condom distribution schemes in England and a knowledge base from which to develop a standardised framework for the evaluation and benchmarking of C-Card scheme (a type of multi-component condom distribution scheme). C-Card schemes were successful in engaging the key population of young people, especially those aged 15-19 years.

    13 October 2017 | Public Health England
  • A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

    Condoms get a bad rap for being a bad wrap. Men often complain of discomfort, diminished sensation and poor fit. Now, changes by the Food and Drug Administration and industry-standards groups have opened the door to the condom equivalent of bespoke suits. A Boston-based company has begun selling custom-fit condoms in 60 sizes, in combinations of 10 lengths and nine circumferences.

    13 October 2017 | New York Times
  • Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

    "The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

    09 October 2017 | MSMGF
  • How you can help to prevent HIV

    Whether through testing regularly, using condoms, taking preventative drugs or becoming 'undetectable', a new campaign is encouraging Londoners to 'do it your way'.

    18 September 2017 | Evening Standard
  • US: Access to female condoms improving under Medicaid, but obstacles to use remain

    More states are making female condoms available through Medicaid, a new study found. But few women are using them, researchers say.

    29 August 2017 | Reuters
  • South Africa: Parents, principals will no longer decide whether pupils access condoms at schools

    School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department policy released on Wednesday.

    14 June 2017 | Bhekisisa
  • USA: Female Condoms, Used by Women and Men for HIV Prevention, Will Now Be Prescription Only

    With the manufacturer banking on birth control benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to bolster sales, the oft-overlooked method may now cost as much as $20 per condom for the uninsured if they can't get it through Health Departments or non-profits.

    13 June 2017 | The Body
  • The CEO of HIV

    Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

    26 April 2017 | New York Times
  • How do you do it? Australian HIV campaign puts emphasis on a combination of ways

    Meet Tom, Dick and Harry. Sydney-based health promotion organization ACON’s current campaign singles out different men who “do it”, but who opt for different ways of protecting themselves. “We all have notions of what safe sex means, but we wanted to reflect actual behaviour among gay men and other men who have sex with men,” said ACON Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Parkhill.

    05 April 2017 | UNAIDS
More news

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.
Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

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.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
close

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.