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  1. Protect Your Erection: 11 Tips

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) becomes more common as men age. But it is not necessarily a normal part of aging.  How can you avoid ED? Here's what experts told WebMD. A diet that's bad for a man's heart is also not good for his ability to have erections. Research has shown that the same eating patterns

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  2. Meds That Prevent HIV Infection Don't Spur Risky Behavior: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- HIV-negative heterosexuals who take drugs that protect them from contracting the AIDS virus from their HIV-positive partners don't engage in more risky sexual behaviors, according to a new study. Researchers from the U

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  3. U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Today's teens may be at higher risk than ever of contracting genital herpes because they don't have enough immune system antibodies to shield them against the sexually transmitted virus, a new study suggests. This increase i

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  4. Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- One percent of people infected with HIV have a second line of defense deep in their immune system, which serves as a back-up for the body's defenses that get wiped out by the virus, according to a new study. These peo

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  5. AIDS Virus in Cats Might Help Human Vaccine Effort

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Cats may hold a key to developing an HIV vaccine for people, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a protein from the virus that causes AIDS in cats triggered an immune response in blood from HIV-infected people. The vir

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  6. Nail Fungus Drug Might Help Against HIV: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A common drug used to treat nail fungus may hold promise against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a new study. In laboratory research, the anti-fungal drug Ciclopirox allowed HIV-infected cells to get killed off by

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  7. For Uninfected Partner, Antiretroviral Drugs May Shield Against HIV

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Antiretroviral drugs can provide a high level of protection against HIV for uninfected people in heterosexual couples in which the other partner has HIV, according to a new study. The study included more than 1,100 HIV-uninfec

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  8. Sex Drive: How Do Men and Women Compare?

    Birds do it, bees do it, and men do it any old time. But women will only do it if the candles are scented just right -- and their partner has done the dishes first. A stereotype, sure, but is it true? Do men really have stronger sex drives than women? Well, yes, they do. Study after study shows that

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  9. New HIV Drug Approved by FDA

    A new drug to treat HIV infection was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday. Marketed as Tivicay, the medication interferes with an enzyme that is essential to the ability of the HIV virus to multiply and spread within the human body, the agency said in a news release. It is a

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  10. Many Young Women Use 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Withdrawal is an old-fashioned, unreliable form of birth control, but one-third of young women still use it anyway, new research indicates. "Our study showed that use of withdrawal for contraception is very common, but it d

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