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  1. Who Has HIV? 55% in U.S. Don't Know

    Nov. 30, 2010 -- More U.S. adults than ever before report getting at least one HIV test -- but 55% of Americans don't know for sure whether they carry the AIDS virus. And 28% of Americans most at risk of HIV infection have never been tested, the CDC today reported. "Progress is being made, but this

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  2. Can a Pill a Day Keep HIV Away?

    Nov. 23, 2010 -- A daily dose of the AIDS drug Truvada cut new HIV infections by 44% among gay and bisexual men, an international clinical trial found. Men who actually took the pill each day had a far lower risk of getting the AIDS virus. Those reporting taking Truvada at least nine days out of 10

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  3. U.S. Gonorrhea Rate Drops; Chlamydia, Syphilis Up

    Nov. 22, 2010 -- With gonorrhea rates down to an all-time low, chlamydia has become the top reported STD in the U.S., the CDC's annual STD report shows. About 2.8 million Americans get chlamydia each year, the CDC estimates. That's why the national health agency considers the 19% increase in reporte

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  4. Egrifta Approved for HIV-Related Lipodystrophy

    Nov. 11, 2010 -- The FDA has approved Egrifta for the treatment of HIV lipodystrophy. Egrifta is administered by daily injection. In clinical trials, it significantly reduced the disfiguring fat accumulation -- lipodystrophy -- that is a side effect of many AIDS drug combinations. "The FDA recognize

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  5. Few Teens Finish HPV Shot Series

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- Just one-third of teenage girls actually complete all three required doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) shot, suggesting that many teens are unprotected or underprotected from the strains of HPV linked to cervical cancer. These findings will be presented at the American Associat

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  6. Gardasil HPV Vaccine Stopping Genital Warts

    Nov. 8, 2010 – Australia's campaign to vaccinate girls and young women against the human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut genital warts cases by about 60% in young women -- and by almost 30% in heterosexual men. The HPV vaccine used in Australia is Gardasil, developed by CSL Biotherapeutics in Australia

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  7. Teens Use Condoms More Often Than Adults

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- A new survey on the sex habits of Americans shows that teenagers use condoms more often than adults. The study by Indiana University researchers is the largest survey on U.S. sex habits in more than two decades. A key finding was that nearly 80% of boys and 60% of girls under the age

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  8. Living With HIV: Staying Healthy and Avoiding Complications

    Many people still believe that if HIV doesn't kill you, then HIV-related complications will. But that is not true. Managing complications from HIV is a far cry from what it was in the past. If you and your doctor are vigilant, staying healthy and living a full life with HIV are very possible. "In th

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  9. 1 in 5 Gay/Bi Men Have HIV, Nearly Half Don't Know

    Sept. 23, 2010 - One in five gay/bisexual men in the 21 U.S. cities hardest hit by AIDS have HIV infections -- and nearly half don't know it, a CDC survey finds. Black gay/bi men and under-30 gay/bi adults are least likely to know of their HIV infections. The findings show that HIV infection rates r

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  10. 'Placebo Effect' May Help Women's Sexual Problems

    Sept. 16, 2010 -- It is said that a woman's most important erogenous zone is her brain, and now new research lends scientific support to the claim. The study examined the "placebo effect" in studies of therapies designed to treat female sexual dysfunction. Researchers analyzed data from 50 women unk

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