Can condoms provide protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV?
Yes. Condoms are very effective in preventing HIV and many other STIs when used correctly during sex. Some STIs are on the surface of the genitals e.g. Human Papillomavirus (HPV), or the sores from genital herpes, and infection from such can only be prevented when the condom covers the infected areas or sores.
What are the other uses of condoms apart from pregnancy prevention?
The FIESTA CONDOM protects against pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections including HIV. It also has other properties (texture, pleasure points, fragrances, and color) that increases pleasure between partners and it is highly lubricated.
Do birth control methods other than condoms reduce the risk of STIs including HIV?
No. Only condoms reduce the risk of pregnancy, STIs and HIV (double protection). If you want to prevent sexually transmitted infections, use a fiesta condom.
Is it better to use two condoms instead of one to prevent pregnancy?
No, you should not use two condoms at once. Using two condoms can cause friction between them and this might make the condom break. FIESTA EXTRA STRONG is extra thick and can withstand any rough activity with your partner.
What is the correct way to wear a condom?
To use a condom correctly, follow the steps below:
- Store condoms in a cool place, out of direct sunlight. Check the expiration date on the condom pouch or box. Expired condoms may break, so dispose.
- Open the package carefully. Teeth, fingernails, jewelleries or scissors can tear the condom.
- Put on the condom after the penis is hard. If the penis is not circumcised, pull back the foreskin before putting on the condom.
- Pinch the tip of the condom to leave a little space (about a half inch) at the top to collect semen. Unroll the condom all the way down the penis. You can add a little bit of water-based lubricant to the outside of the condom but it’s not compulsory.
- After ejaculation, hold the rim of the condom and pull out the penis while it is still hard, so that no semen spills out.
- Use a new condom every time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex.
Do sex partners who both have HIV infection need to use condoms?
Yes. People who have HIV still need protection from STIs and whenever they want to prevent pregnancy. Condoms also protect against exposure to different types or strains of HIV from your partner. Re-infection or superinfection with a new strain of HIV may make the disease progress more quickly and may require the use of medicines different from the ones used to treat the original strain.