Overview of HIV Prevention

  • Author: Sharon L. Hillier, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/20 (What's New)


  • Female condoms offer an alternative barrier method where male condom use cannot be negotiated
  • A US study found that provision of female condoms increased the frequency of protected sex acts[Choi 2003]
  • However, female condoms are more expensive than male condoms and broad provision has not been successful

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