Condoms effective, reliable
Condoms effective, reliable
It is found that condoms are highly effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies and transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Facts you should know about condoms
∑ With consistent and correct use, condoms can reduce the risk of STDs, including HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV and herpes 2,3
∑ Condoms are a highly effective, reliable contraceptive method.
∑ Latex condoms are durable, with a long shelf life.
∑ Condoms are made in a variety of sizes and styles to accommodate every userís preferences.
∑ User error, which contributes to most condom failures, is correctable with simple, appropriate educational measures.
∑ Condoms do not break or slip easily.
∑ Prevalence is higher than ever before in the US.
∑ In 2008, over 1 million people in the US were living with HIV (an increase of more than 10% from 2003).
∑ Incidence of new cases has stabilised over the past decade at 56,000 new cases annually.
∑ Sexual contact is responsible for the majority of infections.
∑ Most commonly reported infectious disease in the US.
∑ Prevalence is highest among young and minority women.
∑ Second most commonly reported infectious disease in the US.
∑ Prevalence is highest among adolescent girls and young women.
∑ In 2008, 70% of cases were seen in black patients.
∑ Rates of infection are higher among minority groups.Syphilis
∑ It has re-emerged as a public health problem.
∑ In 2008, 13,500 cases were reported: the highest number since 1995.
∑ Majority of cases were among men who have sex with men.
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