Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Medical Authors: Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D.and Frederick Hecht, M.D.
Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad St?ppler, MD
Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are
- highly effective in preventing transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
- In addition, correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including discharge and genital ulcer diseases.
There are two primary ways that STDs can be transmitted...