Condoms

Condoms are highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Consistent and correct use of condoms can also prevent unintended pregnancies. You can get free condoms and other safer sex products across the city.

Free products are distributed at local businesses, community-based organizations and health care facilities. The City gives away more than 30 million free safer sex products every year to over 3,500 locations throughout the five boroughs.

Find or Order Free Safer Sex Products in NYC

To find a location offering free safer sex products near you, search the NYC Health Map or call 311.

Businesses and other organizations can order free safer sex products to distribute through the NYC Safer Sex Portal.

For more information about how to get free safer sex products, email condoms@health.nyc.gov or call 311.

Education and Outreach

The NYC Department of Health works with local businesses and other organizations to provide condom education and outreach across the City.

We can distribute products and healthy living literature at your event or conduct customized presentations and trainings for your staff and community.

Complete this form to work with the Health Department.

How to Use Safer Sex Products

If you take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), remember that it only protects you against HIV, not other STIs or unintended pregnancy.

Product Concerns or Questions

If you think you used a damaged NYC safer sex product during sex, do not douche the vagina or anus. Douching will not prevent the transmission of disease or unintended pregnancy.

For more options on how to protect yourself, call 311 or see below:

  • Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an emergency medication for people who are HIV-negative and may have been exposed to HIV. If you think you were exposed to HIV, call the NYC PEP hotline at 844-3-PEPNYC (844-373-7692), or go immediately to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP. You should begin PEP within 36 hours — but not more than 72 hours after — a potential exposure to HIV.

  • Visit an NYC Sexual Health Clinic for a variety of sexual health services. You can also search for health services on the NYC Health Map, including emergency contraception (Plan B) and other birth control options.

You can submit concerns or questions about NYC safer sex products online or by calling 311.

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