Condoms


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Using condoms is another effective way to practice safer sex. Not only can they protect against HIV, they can also help prevent pregnancy and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

You can use condoms alone or together with other prevention tools like PrEP, PEP, and U=U to have the sex you want and reduce your chances of getting HIV!

External condoms:

These are worn over the penis and sex toys to help protect against HIV and STIs. They are easy to use and may be available for free at local clinics and community-based organizations. They are also sold at many drugstores and online.

Learn how to use an external condom

Internal condoms

These are worn inside the vagina/front hole or anus and are another way to help prevent HIV infection and STIs. Although they're not used as often as external condoms, they may be offered for free by local clinics and community-based organizations. They are also sold in some drugstores and online.

Learn how to use an internal condom.