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  1. 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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  2. Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Syphilis has returned with a vengeance to the gay community, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Cases of the sexually transmitted disease, once almost eliminated in the United States, have more than doubled among gay a

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  3. HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Romantic intimacy in long-term relationships often suffers when one partner gets a diagnosis of mouth or throat cancer caused by HPV, the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. But new research suggests these coupl

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  4. For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, dri

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  5. Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis while receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer doesn't seem to help men's sexual function after treatment, a new study finds. About 40 percent of men undergoing radiati

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  6. HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale Signs

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first symptoms of throat and mouth cancer -- also known as oropharyngeal cancer -- may differ depending on whether the condition is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a small study suggests. Oropharyngeal cancer

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  7. Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with hepatitis C, the risk of serious liver disease is much higher in those who also have HIV than in those without the AIDS-causing virus, a new study finds. This is true even among patients with HIV who

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  8. Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaginal gel has the potential to protect women from HIV, even if it is applied several hours after sex, animal research suggests. The antimicrobial gel protected five out of six monkeys from a hybrid simian/hum

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  9. Cautious Optimism About 'Cure' for Babies With HIV

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The hope that newborns can be "cured" of HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- with early, aggressive drug treatment was bolstered this week with the announcement that a second baby appears to be free of the virus follo

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  10. Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early step toward drug-free HIV therapy, researchers are reporting the first success in genetically "editing" T-cells in patients' immune systems to become resistant to the virus. The findings, published in the March

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