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 Health Department's NYC Condom Availability Program gives away more than 30 million free safer sex products every year to over 3,500 locations throughout the five boroughs. These free products include male NYC Condoms, internal condoms (FC2) and lubricant. Learn more about the history of the NYC Condom Availability Program (PDF).
Find or Order Free Safer Sex Products in NYC
You can get free safer sex products in the mail by ordering through our online Door 2 Door service.
Find a location offering free safer sex products near you:
If you think you used a damaged 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.