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    1. A Woman with HIV

      What is it like to live with HIV infection? A young woman tells WebMD her story. The woman, age 18, asked WebMD to withhold her identity. She is a student at a major U.S. university. "I was born with HIV. My father gave it to my mother before I was born. I have an older brother but he does not have

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    2. The 10 Most Important Drugs

      What are the most important medicines ever made? WebMD asked experts to nominate drugs for membership in this exclusive club. Some got in by a unanimous vote. Others were endorsed by some but blackballed by others. What makes a drug "most important?" Different things, says John Swann, PhD, a histori

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    3. AIDS in U.S. Marches On

      Zero percent. That is how much progress the U.S. has made in meeting its HIV prevention goal. The U.S. had some 40,000 new HIV infections in 2001. That's when the CDC set a goal of cutting this number in half by 2005. As of 2004, the estimated annual number of HIV infections is still 40,000. "We hav

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    4. Erectile Dysfunction as Warning Sign

      Impotence, while not to be taken lightly, isn't a life-threatening condition on its own. Men don't actually need sex to stay alive (no matter what they may tell their wives). But impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, can in fact portend some deadly health problems. Dependable erections are

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    5. Erectile Dysfunction During Sex

      It's good to get men talking about their sexuality. But being sexual is different than having an erection, says Jeanne Shaw, PhD, an Atlanta-based clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist. "What I see as a problem is the public has been educated to believe that good sex requires an erect pe

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    6. The No-Period Pills

      Let's face it, many women dread getting their monthly period. So take a minute to imagine this: What if you could take a birth control pill that reduced your periods from 13 to 4 each year? What if you could schedule life's big events - vacation, a wedding, family gatherings - around your "spring" p

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    7. Romance After 60

      The chaste older person. The dirty old geezer. The horny old broad. Stereotypes all. "The stereotype is grim," says Walter M. Bortz II, MD, author of We Love Too Short and Die Too Long. "The reality is that older people are a lot sexier than younger people think. The common notion is that when you a

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    8. Men: Troubleshoot Your Sex Life

      The Marlboro man just doesn't keep it up like he used to. On the outside, he may still look like the epitome of the rugged American male -- a man's man. But inside, it's another story: years of cigarettes, liquor, and steak and eggs can do a number both on a man's heart and sexual vitality. Well, it

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    9. Impotence Imposes on Relationships

      Erectile dysfunction (ED), commonly known as impotence, can be troubling, even devastating, to a man. But it can be equally so for his partner as well, as Beth (who asked that her real name not be used) found out. "It really undermines a relationship," says Beth, who recently broke off an engagement

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    10. Not Your Mother's Birth Control

      Reading a popular women's magazine the other day, I was startled to discover that what looked like one of those peel-off makeup samples wasn't a makeup sample at all. It was "The Patch"--a new form of birth control that you slap on your skin once a week. Of course, the magazine sample didn't actuall

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