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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 1 in 5 Gay/Bi Men Have HIV, Nearly Half Don't Know

    Sept. 23, 2010 - One in five gay/bisexual men in the 21 U.S. cities hardest hit by AIDS have HIV infections -- and nearly half don't know it, a CDC survey finds. Black gay/bi men and under-30 gay/bi adults are least likely to know of their HIV infections. The findings show that HIV infection rates r

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  6. 'Placebo Effect' May Help Women's Sexual Problems

    Sept. 16, 2010 -- It is said that a woman's most important erogenous zone is her brain, and now new research lends scientific support to the claim. The study examined the "placebo effect" in studies of therapies designed to treat female sexual dysfunction. Researchers analyzed data from 50 women unk

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  7. New Morning-After Pill Ella Wins FDA Approval

    Aug. 13, 2010 -- The FDA has approved Ella, a new morning-after contraceptive pill effective for up to five days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. An FDA expert advisory panel last June unanimously urged the FDA to approve the drug. Called Ella in the U.S., the drug already is approved

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  8. AIDS Patients Cite Stigma, Depression

    July 22, 2010 -- Seventeen percent of people with HIV/AIDS have not told their spouses or partners about their health status, even though 96% reported having disclosed their HIV status to at least one person, an international survey finds. The survey of more than 2,000 HIV-infected people in a dozen

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  9. Vaginal Gel May Prevent HIV

    July 19, 2010 - AIDS researchers have finally found a vaginal gel that halves a woman's risk of getting HIV from an infected sex partner. The announcement, made at the outset of the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, marks the beginning of the end of a 20-year search. Those years

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  10. HIV Treatment Cuts New HIV Diagnoses in Half

    July 19, 2010 -- New HIV diagnoses dropped by more than half since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV-infected patients, a Canadian study shows, suggesting that the treatment was effective at reducing viral load. The study, based on HIV infections treated in the

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