Does Birth Control Prevent HIV?
In short, no, but there are some rather helpful rings for the ladies.
According to a study, intravaginal rings were 100% effective in protecting monkeys from HIV. Now, scientists are moving on to human subjects.
The intravaginal ring is unlike other contraceptives, such as the NuvaRing. The ring scientists used were made of polymer instead of silicone.
Also, the ring used in the study prevents against multiple HIV exposures.
So no, the typical birth control doesn’t prevent HIV, but there’s still hope from emerging science.
What do you think of the study?