The Role of Disease-Specific Infectivity and Number of Disease Exposures on Long-Term Effectiveness of the Latex Condom

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 

2002 Jun;29 (6): 344-9.

Condom effectiveness for decreasing STI risk is influenced by disease infectivity and the number of exposures. Generalizations from studies of relatively uninfectious STIs to highly infectious STIs or from short-term studies to longer-term situations will overestimate condom effectiveness…

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