The core task of the condom is to prevent the sperm from transmitting and prevent unwanted pregnancy, and can prevent the transmission of numerous sexually transmitted diseases.
When properly and regularly using a condom, effectively prevent the transmission of many sexually transmitted diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV.
But there are certain sexually transmitted diseases that can be infected even when using a condom.
1. Genital herpes
If the lesions of the herpes are found on the groin or pelvis that are not covered with a condom, their transmission can occur. Doctors recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse, if there is a noticeable outbreak of herpes, and that you should keep in mind that herpes can also be transmitted even when there are no visible symptoms.
The condom is not enough to protect herpes type 2 or genital herpes, nor herpes type 1, or oral herpes, which has recently been discovered that can be transmitted through sexual intercourse.
Depending on the stage of the disease that can be altered, genital herpes may be less infectious (when there are no visible symptoms) or extremely infectious (when the skin has visible bubbles).
Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease, and if you are sexually active, it is likely that at some point you will be exposed to this virus.
Some types of this virus can cause genital warts, while others do not have any visible external symptoms, and most often because of this, people are unaware that they have this virus in themselves. Although there are no visible warts, the virus can be transmitted through the skin.
Some types of HPV can cause even cervical cancer. Although there is evidence that using a condom reduces the risk of cervical cancer, there is no strong evidence that the condom completely inhibits the transmission of HPV.
3. Shame lice
Pubic lice are no longer the usual disease due to the improvement of social standard and hygiene in general. This type of louse lays eggs and lives in embarrassing hair which means that in order to prevent their transmission, the condom will not help.
Syphilis is manifested as a solid, circular and usually, painless wound, or an ulcer. As with herpes, the condom protects depending on where the wound is located.
The use of a condom reduces the risk of transmission and can help if the ulcer is covered with a condom, but if it is part of a genitalia that is not covered by a condom, it can be easily transmitted.