About Condoms

How to Use a Condom
Step-by-step instructions on how to put it on and take it off. Includes a tip for uncircumsized men. (cartoon version) (new Adobe Acrobat pdf version [388K])

How to put on a condom
A short video clip showing the proper way to put on a condom

Condom and their use in preventing HIV infection and other STDs
The correct and consistent use of latex condoms during sexual intercourse--vaginal, anal, or oral--can greatly reduce a person's risk of acquiring or transmitting STDs, including HIV infection. In fact, recent studies provide compelling evidence that latex condoms are highly effective in protecting against HIV infection when used for every act of intercourse. (CDC, 1/95)

The Role of Condoms in Preventing HIV Infection and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The proper and consistent use of latex condoms when engaging in sexual intercourse-vaginal, anal, or oral--can greatly reduce a person's risk of acquiring or transmitting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV infection. (CDC, 2/93)

Abstinence, Condoms and Safe Sex--Sorting Out the Confusion
Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection, are preventable. Individuals have several responsible prevention strategies to choose from, but the effectiveness of each one depends largely on using it consistently (every time). (CDC, summer 94)

Condoms and HIV/STD Prevention: Clarifying the Message
Our prevention message should be clear on this point: When used correctly and consistently, condoms are highly effective; when used otherwise, they are not. (CDC, 5/93)

Rosie the Riveter goes to the rubber factory
America is at war. And the battle rages on here at home where our proud women -- wives, mothers, the girl next door carry out the fight in the nation's arsenal. (a video visit to a condom factory)

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