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  1. Advances in HIV Treatment: Understanding ART

    Antiretroviral therapy -- or ART -- revolutionized HIV treatment in the past few decades. And newer improvements, like one-pill-a-day drugs, are making life with HIV easier and safer. "HIV really is a chronic disease now," says Brad Hare, MD, medical director of the HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisc

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  2. HIV and Pregnancy

    HIV-positive women who are thinking about getting pregnant -- or already are pregnant -- have options that can help them stay healthy and protect their babies from becoming HIV-infected. Since the mid-1990s, HIV testing and preventive measures have resulted in more than a 90% decline in the number o

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  3. A Partner’s Guide to Erectile Dysfunction

    Anne, 63, of Medford, OR, knows a thing or two about erectile dysfunction (ED). Her husband, now 58, first started taking medication for it about 5 years ago. “At first you think, oh, you’re getting older and slowing down. But it got to the point where it was really bothering him, and he was unable

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  4. Protect Your Erection: 11 Tips

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) becomes more common as men age. But it is not necessarily a normal part of aging. How can you avoid ED? Here's what experts told WebMD. A diet that's bad for a man's heart is also not good for his ability to have erections. Research has shown that the same eating patterns t

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  5. Sex Drive: How Do Men and Women Compare?

    Birds do it, bees do it, and men do it any old time. But women will only do it if the candles are scented just right -- and their partner has done the dishes first. A stereotype, sure, but is it true? Do men really have stronger sex drives than women? Well, yes, they do. Study after study shows that

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  6. Where to Find Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception is safe, works well, and should now be available to anyone who needs it. But you have to know where to find it. The FDA has changed the rules about how pharmacies sell some types of emergency contraception. Before you walk into a drugstore, learn more about what's available.

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  7. HIV as You Get Older

    Many people think of HIV as a young person's disease, but it's not. "By 2015, half of all people with HIV will be 50 or older," says Brad Hare, MD, director of the HIV/AIDS clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. This greying of the HIV population shows how well today’s HIV treatments can work. HI

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  8. What to Eat When You Have HIV

    If you have HIV, what sort of diet should you eat? If you're getting treatment and not having complications, the answer's simple: Eat the same healthy diet that everyone should be eating. "We don’t have evidence that people do better with a specific HIV diet, or have special nutritional requirements

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  9. 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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  10. Getting Intimate: Talking Together About ED

    Never before has erectile dysfunction been so openly discussed in our society. It appears in everything from news reports and comedy sketches to national advertising campaigns. “But ironically, it’s still very difficult for many couples to talk about sex, and especially to talk about erection proble

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