Condom Use, Distribution and Management

Condoms form a barrier between the HIV virus and an individual and if used correctly, reduce the risk of exposure to HIV (Holmes et al, 2004). However, it is essential that condoms are used correctly and consistently – only then are condoms 90% to 95% effective against HIV transmission (Pinkerton and Abramson, 1997). A national condom strategy was developed to inform and guide the procurement, distribution, education and social marketing of condoms. Condom logistics and warehousing has improved with the building of a condom warehouse in the regions, and new outlets for distribution of socially-marketed condoms. To improve coordination and management, a national condom technical committee has been established. Access the documents below to read more on Swaziland’s condom program.