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If You're on Birth Control, You Can't Get HIV

If You're on Birth Control, You Can't Get HIV

HIV can be spread during any unprotected sex. Birth control pills protect against unwanted pregnancies, but they do not protect you against HIV or any other sexually transmitted disease. In fact, a recent study found birth control medication to be associated with increased HIV risk.

For now, a condom is the only form of birth control that also offers scientifically proven protection against HIV.




Warren Tong is the associate editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Warren on Twitter: @WarrenAtTheBody.


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