If you have a compromised immune system, such as with HIV or if you are receiving chemotherapy, you are at increased risk for yeast infections.
High blood sugar levels caused by diabetes can also be a typical cause.
This is without the use of condoms or suppressive drugs which would reduce this risk even further.
For a man with HSV-2 genital herpes, the chance of passing the virus onto a female partner if they abstain from sex during outbreaks is close to 8% in a year. This is still only a very small chance which could be reduced by a further 40% or more with the use of condoms, a suppressive therapy or antiviral herbs.
The risk is even lower for those individuals who have HSV Type 2 in the mouth area, or HSV Type 1 in the genital area.
When used correctly during anal and oral sex, they help to protect against STIs.This page is about male condoms, where you can get them and how they work.Male condoms are made from very thin latex (rubber), polyisoprene or polyurethane, and are designed to stop a man's semen from coming into contact with his sexual partner.Condoms are the only contraception that protect against pregnancy and STIs. They stop sperm from reaching an egg by creating a physical barrier between them.Condoms can also protect against STIs if used correctly during vaginal, anal and oral sex.Having a conversation about sexual health with your partner is key, but not everyone with STDs knows they’re infected.That’s why it’s so important to get tested before you have sex with a new partner.It's important that the man's penis does not make contact with the woman's vagina before a condom has been put on. These condoms are slowly being phased out, as research has found that a spermicide called nonoxynol 9 does not protect against STIs such as chlamydia and HIV, and may even increase the risk of infection.This is because semen can come out of the penis before a man has fully ejaculated (come). It is best to avoid using spermicide-lubricated condoms, or spermicide as an additional lubricant. There are many different varieties and brands of male condom, and it's up to you and your partner which type of condom you use.Antibiotics kill off both good and bad bacteria in your system, leaving you more susceptible to yeast overgrowth, and therefore a yeast infection.The good bacteria in your vagina fight off the bad bacteria.