Do condoms protect against all STIs?

Condoms are the only form of contraception that help to prevent sexually transmissible infections (STIs). When used correctly, they will protect you from chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, HIV and hepatitis B.  However, condoms don't protect you from all STIs such as herpes, genital warts, syphilis and mpox which can be spread from skin-to-skin contact. 

It is important that a person has regular STI tests if they are having sex, especially if it is with a new partner or if it was unprotected sex (sex without a condom).

Check out our free online chlamydia and gonorrhoea test to see if you are at risk of an STI. 

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