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Latex Condom Effectiveness

Question: 

I had sex with a couple of girls and they were all protected with the use of condom from the beginning to the end. Before tearing off the packaging of condom, I always observe for expiry date and the type of condom I am about to use and they were all labeled as 'latex condom'. However, no label appeared on the package indicating that this condom is dedicated for STD prevention. Does this latex condom prevent against HIV and other germs regardless of any indication for STD prevention?

Answer: 

Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you have some questions on condoms. We're happy to answer your question for you.

It's great you decided to use a condom for your encounter as condom use prevents the transmission of both STIs and HIV. If you'd like more information on condom use, we'd encourage you to check out one of your favourite resources at SmartSex. All condoms prevent the transmission of HIV and STIs.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online
helpline.aidsvancouver.org