Durex Extra Safe Condoms 12 Pack
Extra safe condoms
WHY THE MY SEXUAL HEALTH DOCTORS RECOMMEND DUREX EXTRA SAFE CONDOMS:
"Every now and then a patient wants to know what is "the safest" condom, especially if one partner is HIV positive and the other is not, or the patient is particularly paranoid about contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
To our knowledge, there isn't any research comparing the efficacy of various brands of condoms. Even the free government issue condoms should be good enough (providing there is no staple through it!), but if you want to make extra sure, the Durex Extra Safe Condom is a good option.
Make sure that you are using enough lubrication - either natural, water or silicone based, to prevent condom breakage and make any condom safer. Never use oils or other substances with your condoms - it might get damaged."
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT PrEP - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis?
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It entails taking a medication called Truvada (or one of its generics) in order to prevent HIV infection. It has been studied in various populations now and it has been proven to be safe and effective.
It is very easy to use - just one pill once a day, with hardly any side-effects. Please note however that taking Truvada when you are already HIV positive may cause serious medical complications, including kidney failure. Please consult one of the My Sexual Health doctors if you are considering the use of Truvada.
CAUTION WHEN USING CONDOMS:
"Remember that condoms do not protect you against ALL STIs, especially viruses like HPV and Herpes." If you are concerned about contracting an STI, consult one of our doctors for a thorough check-up. Some STIs may be present for many years without showing any symptoms."
Although condoms are good contraceptives, they are not optimal. "Dual Protection", in which the female partner is on some form of contraceptive and either partner is also using a condom, is recommended in cases where pregnancy is not desired.
Use a safe water-based or silicone lubrication with condoms to prevent breakage.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE A CONDOM BREAKAGE:
The short answer is to see a doctor who practices in sexual health, such as one of the My Sexual Health Doctors, immediately.
The discussion will include the need for emergency contraception, Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection, vaccinations to prevent infections such as Hepatitis B, tests for infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and syphilis, as well as prophylactic treatment to prevent STIs. The management depends on what is known and what is assumed about your partner, but involves some discussion and planning for future management.