Method of contraception
Protection against HIV and STIs
A condom protects you and your partner against HIV and most STIs. It lowers the risk of an infection with other STIs. It does not always completely cover sores, blisters and warts on your and your partner’s skin. In this case, you run a risk of infection with an STI.
You can buy condoms in a pharmacy or supermarket. Sometimes you can also find them in other stores, bars and nightclubs or vending machines. Some organisations offer condoms free of charge.
There are also female condoms.