Consistent Condom Use Significantly Reduces Genital Herpes Transmission

September 2005
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2005, Vol. 14 Issue 3/4, p125
Academic Journal
This article discusses a study which investigated the effectiveness of latex condoms in reducing the risk of genital herpes transmission. The researchers analyzed the effect of condom use on herpes acquisition among visitors to sexually-transmitted infection clinics. Participants were evaluated several times over an 18-month period. After adjustment for sexual behavior and demographic characteristics, the study results indicate that condoms do not protect but that the greater the frequency/consistency of condom use, the lower the risk of herpes infection.


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