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    1. Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another sign that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face additional health risks, a new study finds they're more likely to drink heavily and smoke. Gay men and bisexuals of both genders are also more likely to report

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    2. Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many bisexual men are afraid to reveal their sexual orientation to female partners, relatives and friends, a new study says. Fear of stigma and damage to their relationships keeps many bisexual men in the closet, report re

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    3. Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-boosting treatment for genital herpes shows promise, researchers report. The drug, called GEN-003, may reduce both virus activity and the number of days with recurrent herpes in patients. The treatme

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    4. Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of emergency room patients who received antibiotics to treat suspected sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) tested negative for the infections, a new study showed. "We have to find the appropriate balance b

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    5. High HIV Rates for Gay Men in Some Southern Cities

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men are approaching 30 percent to 40 percent in some southern U.S. cities, a new report finds. According to the study, about 39.5 percent of gay and bisexual men in Jackson,

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    6. HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While powerful HIV medications are granting longer lives to many people infected with the virus, a new U.S. study shows these same patients are less likely to get treatment for cancer if it develops. It's not clear why the

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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