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.
Comment by: Barbara
Mon., Oct. 24, 2011 at 11:52 am EDT
Oral sex can be problematic when both parties are HIV+ and have gingivitis or periodontal disease and exchange fresh blood from bleeding gums.
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