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Does birth control protect against HIV?
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The only forms of birth control that will protect against HIV are abstaining from vaginal (and anal) sex or using condoms while having sex. Other methods of birth control offer protection against unplanned pregnancy, but do not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Birth control options that DO protect against HIV
transparent gifgrey bulletAbstinence (not having sex)
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transparent gifgrey bulletMale condom
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transparent gifgrey bulletFemale condom
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Birth control options that DO NOT protect against HIV
transparent gifgrey bulletOral contraceptives ("the pill")
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transparent gifgrey bulletDepo-Provera (shot)
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transparent gifgrey bulletEmergency contraception ("morning-after pill")
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transparent gifgrey bulletImplant (Implanon, Norplant)
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transparent gifgrey bulletIntrauterine device (IUD)
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transparent gifgrey bulletDiaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, vaginal ring
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transparent gifgrey bulletWithdrawal
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transparent gifgrey bulletSpermicide (foams, creams, jellies, film, and suppositories that are placed in the vagina)
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