STIs You Can Get Infected With Even If You Use A Condom

Most sêxually transmitted infections (STIs) may be avoided by using a condom, but there are a handful that can be spread even if you use one. Your risk for sêxually transmitted illnesses is something you must be aware of.

A condom’s main function is to prevent the transmission of sêmen, blood, and vâginal secretions. Ultimately, this can help reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy and sêxually transmitted diseases.

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are just two of the many STIs that can be avoided with the use of condoms. When used properly, condoms have an effectiveness rate of about 98%, which means that just 2% of couples will become pregnant each year.

A condom may help prevent the spread of HIV and other sêxually transmitted diseases, but there are still some diseases that can be transmitted through just skin-to-skin contact. Now you know that even with a condom, you still might contract these three STDs.


1. Syphilis.

According to Healthline. The syphilis-causing bacterium can be transmitted by oral, vâginal, or anal sêxual contact. An open sore (chancre) at the site of infection is the first symptom of syphilis, and it is transmitted through sêxual contact.

If the chancre can be kept safe from infection, using a condom can reduce the risk of contracting syphilis. However, the virus can be passed on if a condom is not used.

2. Herpes.

Direct oral, vâginal, or genital contact can spread the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The virus causes painful sores in the mouth and genitalia and a nuchal rash. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) causes fever blisters and cold sores to appear on the lips and mouth. Genital herpes, or Herpes simplex virus type 2, causes painful blisters and ulcers. To lessen the likelihood of passing herpes to a partner, it is recommended that you refrain from sêxual activity during an active outbreak (when you are at your most contagious).

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3. Genital warts.

Genital warts are caused by more than 140 different strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Genital warts are caused by a low-risk viral strain, but more dangerous strains have been linked to certain cancers. HPV can be spread through unprotected genital skin-to-skin contact…. CHECK MORE

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