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Condoms, Male and Female

Affordable, accessible male and female condoms are fundamental to HIV prevention.

Condoms continue to be an important element of any comprehensive HIV prevention strategy. If used consistently and correctly, they can be up to 96 percent effective in protecting against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. They are available without a prescription and can be obtained at a variety of outlets (health centers, drug stores, vending machines, doctor’s office, etc.) at little to no cost.

Although both types of condoms usually require some level of partner cooperation, the female condom may provide women with a greater degree of freedom to engage in safer sex. Since the female condom is worn by the woman and can be inserted prior to sexual activity without the male partner being aware that it is in place, women do not have to negotiate its use.

What We're Reading

A non-governmental organization, Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Nigeria distributes over 70,000 condoms and offers HIV testing for 4,000 to the people of Kogi State as part International Condoms Day.

February 8, 2019
Daily Trust

Dr. Sekina Bello of the Pathfinder International Nigeria, an NGO, has called on women to maximise the benefits of female condom for family planning and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

January 2, 2019
Nigeria's The Punch

When Stanley Ngara started teaching young Kenyans about safe sex he found many of those present too embarrassed to listen to his message on how they could avoid catching HIV.

December 10, 2018
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