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The greatest effects of HIV/AIDS are felt in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 25.8 million people were living with HIV as of 2014. The region accounts for 70% of all new HIV infections. Condom programs are vital to slowing the spread of HIV. Condoms are also an integral part of family planning programming in Africa, home to 18 of the 20 countries with the highest fertility rates in the world.

The materials in this section of the Condom Use Toolkit shed light on the condom policies and programmatic experiences of a range of African countries. These documents highlight common barriers, evidence-based approaches, success stories, lessons learned, and recommendations for building and strengthening condom policy and programs in Africa and beyond.