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  1. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Prevention

    Learn how to help prevent HIV infection.

  2. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Home Treatment

    If you are infected with HIV, you can lead an active life for a long time. There are many steps you can take to maintain your health and prevent the spread of HIV. Learn more about HIV to help you actively participate in your health care decisions. Get th

  3. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Exams and Tests

    Getting tested for HIV can be scary, but the condition is treatable so it is important to get tested if you think you have been exposed. If you test positive, early detection and monitoring of HIV will help your doctor determine whether the disease is pro

  4. HIV & AIDS Guide - Cause

    Learn about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and how the virus affects the body and immune system.

  5. HIV Screening - Topic Overview

    Getting tested for HIV can be scary,but the condition is treatable. So it is important to get tested if you think you have been exposed. Early detection and monitoring of HIV will help your doctor find out whether the disease is getting worse and when to start treatment. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone should get tested for HIV as part of ...

  6. Intrauterine Device (IUD) for Birth Control

    The intrauterine device (IUD) is a long - term birth control method. Unlike IUDs that were used in the 1970s, present - day IUDs are small, safe, and highly effective.1An IUD is a small, T - shaped plastic device that is wrapped in copper or contains hormones. The IUD is inserted into your uterus by your health professional. A plastic string tied to the end of the IUD hangs down through the cervix

  7. Topic Overview

    The following tables list some pros and cons of using hormonal birth control methods. Combination pills,skin patch,or vaginal ring (estrogen plus progestin) Pros Cons No interruption of foreplay or intercourse Reduced bleeding and cramping with periods,which lowers the risk of anemia Fewer or no periods (with certain types of pill) Reduced pain during ovulation Reduced risk of pelvic ...

  8. Topic Overview

    The levonorgestrel (LNg) intrauterine device (IUD) releases small amounts of levonorgestrel,a form of progesterone,into the uterus each day. This type of IUD reduces cramping and heavy menstrual bleeding. And it is a highly effective method of birth control. It must be replaced every 5 years to ensure that hormone release continues at a level that helps you. How well does it work? Most ...

  9. Sexual Problems in Women - Exams and Tests

    Women often begin the process of diagnosing a sexual problem by noticing an absence of sexual desire or satisfaction. Your health professional will work with you to identify your symptoms and the history of those symptoms.

  10. Sexual Problems in Women - Medications

    Because a woman's sexuality encompasses physical, emotional, and psychological factors, the causes of sexual problems are often complex and interrelated. Medications may be used in treating certain conditions that contribute to sexual problems.

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