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What is protected sex?

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Protected sex includes:

  • Oral sex with a condom, dental dam, or plastic wrap
  • Vaginal sex with a male or female condom
  • Anal sex with a male or female condom

SOURCES Planned Parenthood web site: "Safer Sex." AIDS InfoNet web site: "Safer Sex Guidelines." American Academy of Family Physicians web site: "HIV and AIDS: How to Reduce Your Risk." Gay Men's Health Crisis web site: "HIV/AIDS Basics." FDA web site: "Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Diseases ... especially AIDS." MedlinePlus web site: "Medical Encyclopedia: Condoms." FDA web site. CDC: "Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)." :

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on July 17, 2019

SOURCES Planned Parenthood web site: "Safer Sex." AIDS InfoNet web site: "Safer Sex Guidelines." American Academy of Family Physicians web site: "HIV and AIDS: How to Reduce Your Risk." Gay Men's Health Crisis web site: "HIV/AIDS Basics." FDA web site: "Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Diseases ... especially AIDS." MedlinePlus web site: "Medical Encyclopedia: Condoms." FDA web site. CDC: "Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)." :

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on July 17, 2019

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