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Do medications for erectile dysfunction protect against HIV?

Medications for erectile dysfunction DO NOT protect against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Commonly uses medications will clearly state in their label (Full Prescribing Information, Information for Patients, Patient Counseling or Caution Sections) that their use “offers no protection against sexually transmitted diseases” and recommend counseling patients and/or encouraging patients to speak to their doctor about the protective measures needed to guard against sexually transmitted diseases, including (HIV).  

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