Condoms


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Condoms are another way to practice safer sex. Not only can they protect against HIV, they can also help prevent pregnancy and other sexually transmitted infections.

You can use condoms alone or in combination with other HIV-prevention tools like PrEP, PEP, and U=U to reduce your chance of getting HIV and take charge of your sexual health.

External condoms:

External condoms are worn over the penis and sex toys to help protect against HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They are easy to use and may be available for free at local clinics and community-based organizations, and are sold at many drugstores and online.

Learn how to use an external condom

Internal condoms

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

Learn how to use an internal condom.