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    1. Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human papillomavirus. "HPV is a local infec

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    2. Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Therapy with a human antibody appears to reduce levels of the HIV virus in the blood for at least a month, preliminary research suggests. Antibodies are the part of the immune system that develop to fight infections. Us

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    3. Teen Long-Term Contraception Use Up, Remains Low

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception remains low among sexually active teen girls, though that trend seems to be changing, according to a U.S. government report released Tuesday. Among teens aged 15

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    4. Officials Warn About Blinding Syphilis Cases

      March 11, 2015 -- Health care providers on the West Coast need to look out for syphilis that can cause blindness, public health officials say. More than a dozen cases of ocular syphilis -- most among gay men -- have been reported between Seattle and San Francisco, and two more potential cases have b

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    5. Surprise Pregnancy: Could It Happen to You?

      It happens more often than you might think. Almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. “If you’re a woman and haven’t gone through menopause yet, then it’s possible for you to get pregnant,” says Siobhan Dolan, MD, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at Albert

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    6. Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV for Gay Men

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that gay men not infected with HIV can stay that way if they take a pill called Truvada in the days before and after a sexual encounter with an infected partner. The strategy is known as "pre-exposure

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    7. Long-Acting Birth Control Use Up Fivefold: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs or under-the-skin implants jumped fivefold between 2002 and 2011, according to a new U.S. government report. Among U.S. women aged 15 to 44, the use of these lon

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    8. Why Child Who Appeared HIV-Free Suffered Relapse

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HIV hid deep inside a young Mississippi girl born with the virus who suffered a disappointing relapse last July, after more than two years in which she appeared to have been cured by early, aggressive drug treatment,

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    9. New, Aggressive HIV Strain in Cuba

      Feb. 16, 2015 -- A new, highly-aggressive HIV strain has been identified in some patients in Cuba, according to researchers. They said untreated infection with the CRF19 strain -- a combination of HIV subtypes A, D and G -- can develop into AIDS within three years, and that progression occurs so qui

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    10. IUDs, Birth Control Implants: How Long They Work

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants appear to prevent pregnancy one year beyond their approved length of use, according to early results from an ongoing study. Researchers are assessing whether

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