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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Can Berries Help Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?

      Jan. 13, 2016 -- Eating berries and citrus fruit is linked with a lower risk of men having problems with getting and keeping an erection, according to a new study. What these foods have in common is they're very high in flavonoids, substances that are found in almost all fruit and vegetables. This d

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    6. Male Sex Enhancement Supplements May Be Risky

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that over-the-counter sexual enhancement supplements for men work, and some are potentially dangerous, a new study reports. Many men seeking medical help for sexual health issues report using dietary su

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    7. HIV and Your Diet: Countering Weight Loss

      Most people with HIV don't need a special diet. But if you're feeling sick and having symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, or weight loss, you may need some changes to what and how you eat. Losing too much weight can be serious. Without good nutrition, you may get sicker. "Good nutrition is very importan

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    8. New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary new research raises the prospect that a recently discovered antibody -- an important component of the immune system -- could be enlisted to boost the body's response to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A sin

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    9. Permanent Birth Control: His and Her Options

      Three years after they got married, Alexandra Paul and her husband, Ian, wanted better birth control. Paul was fed up with side effects of the pill, so she switched to a diaphragm. But when contraceptive jelly gave her infections, she avoided using it. That put a crimp in their lovemaking. "Not havi

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    10. Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All adults and teens at increased risk for syphilis should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation says. The recommendation complements a 2009 task force

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