STI's 5 STI’s you can contract even if you use a condom during sex

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Some STI's are transmitted differently and that is why even condoms cannot prevent contraction.

Condoms are not 100 percent effective in preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) but they greatly help in reducing the risk of infection.

Here are 5 sexually transmitted infections that you can get even if you use condoms.

1.Genital herpes

HSV-1 or HSV-2 is called genital herpes when it affects the genitals or genital area. Lesions and sores can occur on other parts of the genital area that is exposed during sex. Contact with your partner can lead to the spread of genital herpes.

2.Pubic lice

Popularly known as crabs are lice are spread during sexual, skin to skin contact. Pubic lice live among pubic hair and can be spread whether a condom is used or not.


Syphillis can be spread through oral, vaginal and anal sex. It can also be transmitted through skin to skin contact.

4.HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

HPV can cause genital warts and various cancers. Genital warts can occur on places around the genital area that is not covered by a condom.

There is no male STD test for HPV therefore the virus can unknowingly be passed on from one person to the other.

5.Molluscum Contagiosum

This infection causes small, red or pink raised bumps to form on the body. The bumps are painless and when they occur on the genitals they are considered to be an STI.



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