Latex condoms reduce the risk of transmitting stis by providing a barrier against the source of the infection. However, they do not completely eliminate the risks of pregnancy and stis.
To get the most protection from a latex condom, use one correctly every time you have sex. Please see directions for use on inner side of carton.
There are many stis. A latex condom can reduce the risk of sti transmission (such as hiv infection (aids) and gonorrhea) to or from the penis. However, some stis (such as human papillomavirus (hpv) and herpes) can also be spread by other sexual contact.
For additional information on condoms, stis and pregnancy protection, or if you believe you have an sti, contact a health care provider or public health agency