Current HIV/AIDS Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 59–64

State of Condom Use in HIV Prevention Science and Practice

The Science of Prevention (S Kalichman, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11904-012-0143-7

Cite this article as:
Crosby, R.A. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep (2013) 10: 59. doi:10.1007/s11904-012-0143-7


Condom use remains as the frontline defense against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Fortunately, an ever-expanding body of empirical literature is currently guiding improvements in use of this prevention strategy. Recent advances include improved measurement of condom use behaviors, advances in condom effectiveness research, innovations in the design of condoms, and greater intervention efficiency for high-risk populations. After reviewing each of these four areas of research, this article will offer speculation about the future of condom use for HIV prevention.


Condom usageCondom designSexual behaviorHuman Immunodeficiency VirusHIV/AIDSEvidence-based interventionsGlobalHigh-risk populationsSexually transmitted infectionsScience of prevention

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Public Health at the University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA