Condoms come in bright colors, with flavor or with nubs. More important than these features, however, is their function: they are the only effective means of preventing AIDS. other contraceptives like the pill or sterilization protect against pregnancy, but not against HIV infection or other STDs.
Contraceptive methods at a glance
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Transmission of the HI virus
Anyone who is sexually active has to think not only about the issue of pregnancy prevention, but also about the prevention of STIs. Because pathogens are transmitted through contact with vaginal fluid, semen or blood.
Among other things, this can lead to a life-threatening HIV infection. Only over saliva, by bare body contact with an HIV or Aids patient or the use of the same sanitary facilities is however no infection possible, stresses the "Apotheken Umschau".
Condoms protect against HIV infection
Only through "safe sex, so protected sexual intercourse, you can prevent the spread of HIV, protect yourself and your partner. For this reason, you should use condoms during vaginal intercourse as well as during anal intercourse.
Further AIDS prevention measures concern the correct use of condoms: use quality products and check the shelf life before use. If the expiration date has passed, you should no longer use the condom.
Important information on AIDS prevention
Since latex condoms can be damaged by fatty lubricants and then no longer offer safe protection, they must not come into contact with Vaseline or massage oil. In case of vaginal dryness and during anal intercourse, you can use non-fat lubricant as an alternative. This reduces the risk of injury and HIV infection.
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If possible, you should not ingest sperm, menstrual blood or vaginal secretions during oral sex. For AIDS prevention, condoms are also helpful for men, and special latex cloths for women. These so-called dental dams are placed on the vaginal opening. You should reach for this especially during menstruation, advises the health protal "onmeda.en".
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