Condoms are physical barriers that can reduce the risk of a sexual exposure to HIV or STIs because they are made of materials that do not allow HIV to pass through them. This makes condoms a highly effective strategy to reduce the risk of HIV transmission when used consistently and correctly. They are much less protective if used inconsistently and/or incorrectly.
The external condom, also known as the male condom, is a sheath made from polyurethane, latex or polyisoprene, which covers the penis during sexual intercourse.
The internal condom (female condom) is a pouch made of polyurethane or nitrile. The internal condom was designed for vaginal sex or anal sex.
Condoms are a highly effective strategy to help prevent the sexual transmission of HIV when used consistently and correctly. Condoms have been well studied in laboratory tests and it has been determined that condoms are impermeable to HIV, meaning that HIV cannot pass through them. However, it is not 100% guaranteed.
Condoms are sold everywhere, which is super convenient and easy to get. However, MFAP provides FREE condoms (male & female), lubricant, and dental dam.