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    1. HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Issues


      David Fawcett survived the shock of learning he was HIV-positive in 1988. It wasn't until 4 years later that the full reality of his situation set in. Hospitalized with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the immune system, Fawcett's doctor told him he would likely die. "There was a whol

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    2. Talking About Being HIV-Positive

      Telling someone that you're HIV-positive is rarely easy. But it's an important conversation to have. Disclosing can relieve the burden of keeping a secret, plus you'll hopefully add to your support system. It may actually improve your overall health. Still, "This is a very personal disease and no on

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    3. HIV: Is a Cure in Reach?

      Researchers remain hopeful that they're heading in the right direction to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS.  Cases in which antiretroviral drug therapy kept away signs of HIV in a pair of infants for several years may offer a clue to treating newly diagnosed adults.   Usually, babies who might be HIV pos

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    4. What to Eat When You Have HIV

      There’s no specific eating plan for people with HIV, but an overall healthy diet can help your health a lot. Having the virus weakens your immune system. Because your body uses nutrients to keep up its defenses against germs, eating well can help you fight off infections. It can also boost your ener

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    5. Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction

      When you’re living with erectile dysfunction (ED), you’ll consider doing just about anything to get your sex life back on track. Eating roots like ginseng -- fine. Drinking special juices like pomegranate -- tasty. Even becoming a human pin-cushion for a treatment like acupuncture -- bring it on. Bu

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    6. HIV and Your Diet: Countering Weight Loss

      Most people with HIV don't need a special diet. But if you're feeling sick and having symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, or weight loss, you may need some changes to what and how you eat. Losing too much weight can be serious. Without good nutrition, you may get sicker. "Good nutrition is very importan

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    7. Today's Natural Family Planning

      When you use natural family planning, you don’t have to worry about side effects or deal with refills or replacements. And if you decide you want to get pregnant, you can try right away. But does it really prevent pregnancy? And is it right for you? When you choose natural family planning, you're re

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    8. Other Benefits of Birth Control Pills

      You know that birth control pills can keep you from getting pregnant. But the pill can have other benefits, too. One survey found that more than half of women who take birth control pills do so for reasons other than avoiding pregnancy. It can make your periods more regular. With the pill, you'll kn

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    9. Permanent Birth Control: His and Her Options

      Three years after they got married, Alexandra Paul and her husband, Ian, wanted better birth control. Paul was fed up with side effects of the pill, so she switched to a diaphragm. But when contraceptive jelly gave her infections, she avoided using it. That put a crimp in their lovemaking. "Not havi

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    10. How Safe Is Your Birth Control?

      You use birth control to keep yourself from getting pregnant. But you may wonder how safe your form of protection is for your body. All methods of contraception are considered okay for healthy women. They're even safer than going through pregnancy and childbirth, says Colleen Krajewski, MD, an assis

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