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    1. People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV may age prematurely, putting them at increased risk for an earlier death, a new study indicates. With antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can expect to live for decades after being infected with

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    2. HIV Patients Living Long Enough to Get Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in a person with HIV highlights the fact that long-time HIV survivors are starting to reach ages where their risk for Alzheimer's increases, researchers report. The 71-year

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    3. Doctors Report HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Trailblazing liver and kidney transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients were announced Wednesday by surgeons at Johns Hopkins University. "A couple of weeks ago, we performed the first HIV-to-

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    4. Men, Avoid Impotence Drugs Before Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men should not take erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis just before surgery, experts say. The drugs contain nitric oxide, which opens blood vessels and relaxes muscles. This can cause a patient's blood pr

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    5. FDA Orders 'Black Box' Warning Label on Essure

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A special "black box" warning should be added to packaging for the Essure implantable birth control device, based on concerns over serious complications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. The FDA al

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    6. 'Female Libido' Pill May Not Be Worth It: Report

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The much-touted "female libido" pill seems to cause a host of serious side effects while failing to spark much additional passion in a woman's life, a new review suggests. Addyi (flibanserin) quadruples the risk of dizzi

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    7. Half of Gay Black Men May Become Infected With HIV

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If current HIV rates continue, about half of gay and bisexual black men in the United States will be diagnosed with the AIDS-causing virus in their lifetime, a new government analysis says. Gay and bisexual Hispa

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    8. Vaginal Ring Offers Some Protection Against HIV

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An insertable vaginal ring containing a month's supply of a continuous-release HIV prevention drug reduced the risk of HIV in African women by at least 27 percent, a new study found. The ring works by slowly and continuously

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    9. Charlie Sheen's HIV Sparked Interest in Disease

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Internet buzzed with millions more searches for HIV-related topics after actor Charlie Sheen revealed last November that he's infected with the virus that causes AIDS, a new study shows. In total, all English-language

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    10. Another STD Spurs Concern

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's yet another sexually transmitted infection that doctors and patients need to watch out for -- Mycoplasma genitalium. New research from England adds to evidence that the bacteria Mycoplasma genitalium, or MG, is transm

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