Using Total Market Approaches in Condom Programs

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This primer presents a framework for developing and implementing a total market strategy for condom programming. A total market strategy uses the comparative advantages of all sectors—public, nonprofit, and commercial—to strengthen programs that distribute condoms for the prevention of HIV. Such efforts can increase the number of condom users, reduce the need for subsidies, increase access to condoms, and reduce the financial burden of HIV prevention activities on the public sector. The primer discusses supply- and demand-side indicators for identifying the development stage of a country’s condom market, identifies total market interventions based on the market stage, and provides additional resources for forecasting condom needs.