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  1. 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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  2. Early HIV Treatment a Win-Win, Researchers Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Providing early antiretroviral drug treatment for recently infected HIV patients and their uninfected sexual partners is a cost-effective way to help patients stay healthy and prevent transmission of HIV, a new study finds. T

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  3. Child 'Cured' of HIV Remains Free of Virus: Report

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A 3-year-old Mississippi girl apparently cured of HIV infection by aggressive treatment right after her birth remains free of the virus, her doctors report. Early treatment with a combination of potent antiretroviral drugs

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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