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A 30-year-old member asked:

My girlfriend has aids and we had unprotected sex because she said that the birth control protected me, true?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Lepine
Gynecology 32 years experience
No: The birth control pill, when used correctly, protects against pregnancy. But it provides no protection against sexually transmitted infections for either partner.
Dr. Alan Stein
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No: Bc does not protect you, only condoms, and getting her viral load to undetectable.
Last updated Aug 4, 2015

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