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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. HIV Prevention Pill May Not Need to Be Taken Daily

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that men at risk for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can benefit from a preventive medication taken before and after sex instead of every day. The findings offer more support for so-called pre-exposu

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    4. Stop Your Periods With Continuous Birth Control

      Are you tired of the monthly cramps, bloating, and all the other not-so-fun things that come with your period? Well, there’s a way to stop them -- for months or even years. The answer is in your birth control. Women often ask if it’s OK to stop their periods, says Tara Kumaraswami, MD, an assistant

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    5. More May Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few Americans who are at risk for HIV infection are taking Truvada -- a daily pill that could protect them against the virus that causes AIDS, federal health officials report. Health care providers must help boost pat

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    6. Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of three key sexually transmitted diseases increased last year for the first time since 2006, concerned U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. In 2014, 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported t

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    7. Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medications taken to prevent HIV infection in high-risk people appear to work well in "real-life" use, a new study suggests. During a year of taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), only two people out of more than 400 hig

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    8. Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Impotence

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with erectile dysfunction, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,400 American men, age 20 and older, who did not have heart disease. Thirty percent were

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    9. New HIV Therapy Approved by FDA

      Nov. 5, 2015 -- A new treatment for HIV has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Genvoya -- a tablet containing the drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide -- can be used to treat HIV-1 infection in adults and children 12 and older weighing at leas

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    10. Gonorrhea Getting More Resistant to One Antibiotic

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One of several antibiotic treatment options for the sexually transmitted disease  gonorrhea seems to be losing its effectiveness, U.S. health officials warn in a new report. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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