Condom distribution is a cost-effective structural intervention that provides communities with resources needed to prevent the spread of HIV. Making condoms widely available through condom distribution programs (CDPs) is integral to successful HIV prevention.

Condom availability programs (CAPs) began in the early 1990s and are one way schools can help prevent HIV, STD, and pregnancy among teens. Research has shown that CAPs in high schools do not increase sexual activity among teens and can increase condom use among sexually active students and students at high risk.

Condoms are tested and FDA approved, whether you buy them or get them for free — they’re all effective and safe, as long as you use them correctly.