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  1. Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person's sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds. But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern -- some are healthy, some aren't. For example, the fed

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  2. Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream, disappointed

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  3. HIV: Is a Cure in Reach?

    Researchers remain hopeful that they're heading in the right direction to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Two babies who were treated as infants for HIV lived for years without any signs of the virus. Now, one of them is testing positive for HIV again.    But the treatments at least held the virus at b

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  4. HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While medications are helping HIV-positive people avoid developing full-blown AIDS indefinitely, a new study finds that cancer patients with HIV are up to four times less likely to be treated for their tumors. The research

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  5. Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control

    MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family-owned companies don't have to comply with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to offer insurance coverage for contraception if that requirement violates their religious principles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 dec

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  6. Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A medication commonly used to treat HIV appears to double the risk that patients will develop suicidal thoughts or take their lives, new research contends. The finding concerns the anti-HIV drug efavirenz, which is marketed a

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  7. HIV Prevention Drug May Lower Genital Herpes Risk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug used to treat and prevent HIV -- Truvada -- may have an additional benefit: lowering the risk of a genital herpes infection, a new study suggests. Researchers found that African heterosexuals who were at

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  8. Many Unaware of HIV Status Until It's Advanced

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few patients treated at U.S. emergency departments have HIV, but those who do test positive for the virus are in the most infectious stage or have already developed AIDS, a new study says. "People may believe that HIV an

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  9. Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 400,000 Americans may have the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, but not know they have it, new research suggests. The new government report estimates that 1.8 million people in the United States have chlamydi

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  10. CDC Urges Anti-HIV Pill for People at High Risk

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People deemed to be at high risk for contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, should take anti-HIV medicines that seem to cut transmission risk, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

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