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

Types of 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.


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.

Related Resources

TeensHealth: Condoms

TeensHealth provides information for youth on condoms and their usage.

CDC: Male (External) Condom Use

This page from the CDC includes fact sheets on condom use in multiple languages.

Planned Parenthood: Condoms

Planned Parenthood offers both basic and comprehensive information about condoms and their use.

Condoms: Common Questions and Misconceptions

This article from Clue — a period tracking app — helps you make the best decisions about sex, protection, and pregnancy.