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Condoms as a means of protection against HIV

Condoms are the best way to protect yourself (or your partner) from sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, hepatitis, syphilis. While STI,s are a part of life and there is no shame in having one they can be uncomfortable or cause you to get pretty ill so it’s best to prevent them, wear a condom anytime you are not 100% sure your partner does not have an STI
Safer sex doesn’t mean there is no chance of getting an STD but if you are going to engage in sexual behaviors with another person it’s important to use a condom along with getting tested regularly for STD,s
Condoms are the only form of contraception that also protects you from STIs.