ⓘ Condom fatigue is a term used by medical professionals and safer sex educators to refer to the phenomenon of decreased condom use. It can also be used to descri ..

                                     

ⓘ Condom fatigue

Condom fatigue is a term used by medical professionals and safer sex educators to refer to the phenomenon of decreased condom use. It can also be used to describe a general weariness of and decreased effectiveness of safer sex messages. This is sometimes called "prevention fatigue".

The term has particularly been used to describe men who have sex with men, though the term applies to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Condom fatigue has been partially blamed for an increase in HIV infection rates, though this has not been substantiated in any study.

Condom fatigue is not a universal phenomenon. In Germany, condom use between new sexual partners has increased between 1994 and 2010 from 65% to 87%.

                                     

1. Examples

HIV infection is increasing at a rate of 12% annually among 13–24-year-old American men who have sex with men. Experts attribute this to "AIDS fatigue" among younger people who have no memory of the worst phase of the epidemic in the 1980s and early 1990s, as well as "condom fatigue" among those who have grown tired of and disillusioned with the unrelenting safer sex message. The increase may also be because of new treatments.

                                     
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  • the United Kingdom led to reports in the gay and mainstream media of condom fatigue and AIDS optimism as causes of the new laxness in safe sex practices
  • approaches to AIDS education have been employed, ranging from the promotion of condom use to abstinence only programmes. To further Uganda s efforts in establishing
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  • AIDS fatigue among younger people who have no memory of the worst phase of the epidemic in the 1980s and early 1990s, as well as condom fatigue among
  • prevention of HIV include the use of: Barrier methods, such as the use of condoms or dental dams during sexual activity Antiretroviral medicines or antiretroviral
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