The effectiveness of latex condoms for prevention of STI/HIV

McKay, Alexander
March 2007
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2007, Vol. 16 Issue 1/2, p57
Academic Journal
The article reports on the effectiveness of latex condoms for the prevention of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Condoms that are used consistently and correctly provide protection against getting or spreading STIs including HIV and most health professionals recommend its consistent use to prevent STIs among at risk persons. They are the only contraceptive method proven to reduced the risk of all STI infections as proven by the World Health Organization (WHO) and laboratory and epidemiological studies are the two major methods which assessed the effectiveness of condoms in preventing STI and HIV.


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