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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: Birth control pills may protect you from pelvic inflammatory disease but will not protect you from hiv.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: No, birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections or hiv/aids. They just protect you from pregnancy. The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, including hiv/aids, is through the use of barrier protection (condoms or dental dams).

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Do birth control pills offer any protection from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: No, they don't. You still need to use condoms even if you're taking birth control pills.
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A member asked:

Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

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Dr. Sudeepthi Prasad
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
No: Birth control pills protect against pregnancy if taken promptly every day. You need barrier protection like condoms in addition to birth control pills to prevent sexually transmitted infections.

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