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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. '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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  4. New Morning-After Pill Ella Wins FDA Approval

    Aug. 13, 2010 -- The FDA has approved Ella, a new morning-after contraceptive pill effective for up to five days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. An FDA expert advisory panel last June unanimously urged the FDA to approve the drug. Called Ella in the U.S., the drug already is approved

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  5. AIDS Patients Cite Stigma, Depression

    July 22, 2010 -- Seventeen percent of people with HIV/AIDS have not told their spouses or partners about their health status, even though 96% reported having disclosed their HIV status to at least one person, an international survey finds. The survey of more than 2,000 HIV-infected people in a dozen

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  6. HIV Treatment Cuts New HIV Diagnoses in Half

    July 19, 2010 -- New HIV diagnoses dropped by more than half since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV-infected patients, a Canadian study shows, suggesting that the treatment was effective at reducing viral load. The study, based on HIV infections treated in the

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  7. Vaginal Gel May Prevent HIV

    July 19, 2010 - AIDS researchers have finally found a vaginal gel that halves a woman's risk of getting HIV from an infected sex partner. The announcement, made at the outset of the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, marks the beginning of the end of a 20-year search. Those years

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  8. White House Unveils Plan to Fight AIDS

    July 13, 2010 -- The Obama administration on Tuesday committed itself to cutting the nation's stubborn HIV infection rate by 25% over the next five years. The goal is part of a new national HIV and AIDS strategy released by the White House. It seeks to stem the spread of the virus and extend effecti

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  9. Youth Put a Dent in AIDS Epidemic

    July 13, 2010 -- Younger people across the globe, including those who live in Africa and other areas hard hit by AIDS, may be helping to ease the epidemic, a new study shows. There was a 25% reduction in HIV prevalence among 15 of the 25 countries most affected by AIDS, and this is largely due to be

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  10. Discovery May Pave Way to AIDS Vaccine

    July 9, 2010 -- National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists now have "proof" that the search for an AIDS vaccine can succeed. In the blood of an HIV infected person, the researchers discovered two powerful antibodies that neutralize 91% of HIV strains. "The discoveries we have made may overcome t

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