HL Deb 16 October 2000 vol 617 c72WA
Lord Shore of Stepney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What research has been done, in the United Kingdom and the United States, into the efficacy of condoms in preventing the spread of the AIDS virus; and what have been the main findings. [HL4142]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)

Individual research studies' and meta-analysis'- of similar studies have been carried out in both the United Kingdom and the United States. These indicate that, when used appropriately, CE/Kitemarked condoms significantly reduce the risk of transmission of HIV (the virus that causes AIDS).

1 N Engl J Med 1994; 331: 341–6

2 Soc.Sci.Med 1993: 36: 1635–1644