The male condom not only prevents pregnancy but STD's as well and they sould be used along with the female partners form of contraception until in a monogamous relationship or ready for children. Perfect use has a success rate of 98%, typical use is 82%. The number drops because they might not be worn correctly or with every encounter.
NIAID has a long-standing commitment to conduct Lyme disease research with the major goals of developing better means of diagnosing, treating, and preventing the disease. To accomplish these objectives, the NIAID Lyme disease research portfolio includes a broad range of activities designed to increase our understanding of this disease.