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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. How Safe Is Your Birth Control?

      You use birth control to keep yourself from getting pregnant. But you may wonder how safe your form of protection is for your body. All methods of contraception are considered okay for healthy women. They're even safer than going through pregnancy and childbirth, says Colleen Krajewski, MD, an assis

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    4. Today's Natural Family Planning

      When you use natural family planning, you don’t have to worry about side effects or deal with refills or replacements. And if you decide you want to get pregnant, you can try right away. But does it really prevent pregnancy? And is it right for you? When you choose natural family planning, you're re

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    5. Other Benefits of Birth Control Pills

      You know that birth control pills can keep you from getting pregnant. But the pill can have other benefits, too. One survey found that more than half of women who take birth control pills do so for reasons other than avoiding pregnancy. It can make your periods more regular. With the pill, you'll kn

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. A Partner’s Guide to Erectile Dysfunction

      Anne, 63, of Medford, OR, knows a thing or two about erectile dysfunction (ED). Her husband, now 58, first started taking medication for it about 5 years ago. “At first you think, oh, you’re getting older and slowing down. But it got to the point where it was really bothering him, and he was unable

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    9. HIV Rates Fall, But Not All Groups Benefit

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans diagnosed with HIV each year declined by about one-fifth during the past decade, but not all groups saw drops in prevalence, a federal government study shows. Between 2005 and 2014, the overall annua

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    10. Insurer Offering Life Insurance To People With HIV

      By Barbara Feder Ostrov Prudential Financial Inc., one of the nation’s largest life insurers, plans to announce this week that it will offer traditional individual policies to eligible people living with HIV, a condition that for decades has excluded most of them from any but the skimpiest of covera

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