• What Is Safer Sex?

Safer sex refers to a range of sexual activities that hold little risk of HIV infection or other STDs. If you are not in a mutually-monogamous relationship (sex with only you and your partner) and you and your partner are negative, safer sex can include properly using a barrier (latex condom or dental dam) each time you have sex, from start to finish. Condoms are the only method that provides protection against HIV, other STDs and unintended pregnancy. The best way to prevent HIV and other STDs is to abstain from sex.

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