Condoms reduce the risk of infection from all STDs. You can still get certain STDs, such as herpes or HPV, from contact with your partner's skin, even when you use a condom. Use a latex or polyurethane condom Using a latex or polyurethane condom every time you have vaginal, oral, or anal sex reduces the risk of infection. Adolescents, young adults, and men who have sex with men are at greater risk of contracting STIs.
In addition, people who have an STI may be at greater risk of contracting HIV. Promoting behaviors such as condom use can help prevent STIs.