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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous for people infected with HIV, a new study suggests. The effects of alcohol appear to be more pronounced for those with the virus that causes AIDS, even when the virus is suppre

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    4. What to Eat When You Have HIV

      There’s no specific eating plan for people with HIV, but an overall healthy diet can help your health a lot. Having the virus weakens your immune system. Because your body uses nutrients to keep up its defenses against germs, eating well can help you fight off infections. It can also boost your ener

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    5. Experimental HIV Shot Piggybacks on Cold Viruses

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report progress in their bid to develop ways to piggyback an HIV vaccine on germs that cause colds. In the new study, Harvard researchers said they successfully used cold viruses to deliver an experimental HIV v

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    6. Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction

      When you’re living with erectile dysfunction (ED), you’ll consider doing just about anything to get your sex life back on track. Eating roots like ginseng -- fine. Drinking special juices like pomegranate -- tasty. Even becoming a human pin-cushion for a treatment like acupuncture -- bring it on. Bu

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    7. Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming because the drug plays a major role in treating and prev

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    8. HIV Can Persist in Body Despite Drug Therapy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even when blood tests of HIV patients on antiretroviral drugs show no sign of the AIDS-causing virus, it can still be replicating in lymphoid tissue, researchers report. The study offers important new insight into how H

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    9. Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing Threat

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Public health experts are expressing growing anxiety over the prospect of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. Just last month, health officials in Great Britain cautioned that nation's physicians and pharmacies about the dangers

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    10. HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in These Communities

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls in poor or predominately Hispanic communities are more likely to receive at least one dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than those in other communities, a new study finds. HPV can cause cancers of

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