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Prevent IT

Protect yourself.

Making healthy choices in smart and responsible.

What can you do to keep yourself safe while enjoying a healthy sex life?  There are many techniques for reducing risk.  Learn the facts about prevention.  Ask yourself, what techniques work best for you?

Talk to your partner before engaging in sex.  If there is any doubt about status, get tested together!  Then get tested regularly!  If you decide to engage in sex before getting tested, always use a condom for all types of sex.

Just engaging in oral sex?  Think you don’t need a condom for that?  Think again.  There is still a high rate of transmission of infections like syphilis and herpes through oral sex.  Try flavored condoms!

Condoms offer great protection when having sex, but they are only effective if used properly!  Learn how to use condoms the right way every time!


  • Don’t have any condoms?  Come by the Richmond City Health District at 400 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm) to get free condoms!
  • Haven’t found a favorite type of condom?  Ask for a variety and try them all out!  We have ribbed, studded, extra thin, colors, glow-in-the-dark, flavors, extra lubricated, female condoms, latex-free condoms, and more!