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  1. Sex Reversal: Genetic Women Become Adult Men

    Jan. 5, 2011 -- Two adult brothers and a paternal uncle in the U.K. all appear to be normal males -- but genetically are women with two X chromosomes. Both brothers are married to women, and they and their uncle have the sexual anatomy, behavior, growth, and skeletal development of males. All have n

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  2. A Cure for HIV?

    The first and only person ever to be cured of HIV/AIDS is a leukemia patient treated in Berlin with HIV-resistant stem cells. Although the Berlin patient was treated in 2007, researchers are only now officially using the word "cure." That's because extensive tests -- including analyses of tissues fr

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  3. Teen Girls Slow to Finish HPV Vaccine Series

    Dec. 13, 2010 - Only about one in seven girls who start the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series finish the three-shot sequence on time, according to a new study. The HPV vaccine protects females against the strains of HPV that cause the majority of cervical cancers. The CDC recommends the thre

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  4. Who Has HIV? 55% in U.S. Don't Know

    Nov. 30, 2010 -- More U.S. adults than ever before report getting at least one HIV test -- but 55% of Americans don't know for sure whether they carry the AIDS virus. And 28% of Americans most at risk of HIV infection have never been tested, the CDC today reported. "Progress is being made, but this

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  5. Can a Pill a Day Keep HIV Away?

    Nov. 23, 2010 -- A daily dose of the AIDS drug Truvada cut new HIV infections by 44% among gay and bisexual men, an international clinical trial found. Men who actually took the pill each day had a far lower risk of getting the AIDS virus. Those reporting taking Truvada at least nine days out of 10

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  6. U.S. Gonorrhea Rate Drops; Chlamydia, Syphilis Up

    Nov. 22, 2010 -- With gonorrhea rates down to an all-time low, chlamydia has become the top reported STD in the U.S., the CDC's annual STD report shows. About 2.8 million Americans get chlamydia each year, the CDC estimates. That's why the national health agency considers the 19% increase in reporte

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  7. Egrifta Approved for HIV-Related Lipodystrophy

    Nov. 11, 2010 -- The FDA has approved Egrifta for the treatment of HIV lipodystrophy. Egrifta is administered by daily injection. In clinical trials, it significantly reduced the disfiguring fat accumulation -- lipodystrophy -- that is a side effect of many AIDS drug combinations. "The FDA recognize

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  8. Few Teens Finish HPV Shot Series

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- Just one-third of teenage girls actually complete all three required doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) shot, suggesting that many teens are unprotected or underprotected from the strains of HPV linked to cervical cancer. These findings will be presented at the American Associat

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  9. Gardasil HPV Vaccine Stopping Genital Warts

    Nov. 8, 2010 – Australia's campaign to vaccinate girls and young women against the human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut genital warts cases by about 60% in young women -- and by almost 30% in heterosexual men. The HPV vaccine used in Australia is Gardasil, developed by CSL Biotherapeutics in Australia

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  10. Teens Use Condoms More Often Than Adults

    Oct. 4, 2010 -- A new survey on the sex habits of Americans shows that teenagers use condoms more often than adults. The study by Indiana University researchers is the largest survey on U.S. sex habits in more than two decades. A key finding was that nearly 80% of boys and 60% of girls under the age

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