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    1. 'Female Libido' Pill May Not Be Worth It: Report

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The much-touted "female libido" pill seems to cause a host of serious side effects while failing to spark much additional passion in a woman's life, a new review suggests. Addyi (flibanserin) quadruples the risk of dizzi

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    2. FDA Orders 'Black Box' Warning Label on Essure

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A special "black box" warning should be added to packaging for the Essure implantable birth control device, based on concerns over serious complications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. The FDA al

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    3. Half of Gay Black Men May Become Infected With HIV

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If current HIV rates continue, about half of gay and bisexual black men in the United States will be diagnosed with the AIDS-causing virus in their lifetime, a new government analysis says. Gay and bisexual Hispa

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    4. Charlie Sheen's HIV Sparked Interest in Disease

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Internet buzzed with millions more searches for HIV-related topics after actor Charlie Sheen revealed last November that he's infected with the virus that causes AIDS, a new study shows. In total, all English-language

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    5. Vaginal Ring Offers Some Protection Against HIV

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An insertable vaginal ring containing a month's supply of a continuous-release HIV prevention drug reduced the risk of HIV in African women by at least 27 percent, a new study found. The ring works by slowly and continuously

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    6. Another STD Spurs Concern

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's yet another sexually transmitted infection that doctors and patients need to watch out for -- Mycoplasma genitalium. New research from England adds to evidence that the bacteria Mycoplasma genitalium, or MG, is transm

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    7. Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous for people infected with HIV, a new study suggests. The effects of alcohol appear to be more pronounced for those with the virus that causes AIDS, even when the virus is suppre

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    8. Experimental HIV Shot Piggybacks on Cold Viruses

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report progress in their bid to develop ways to piggyback an HIV vaccine on germs that cause colds. In the new study, Harvard researchers said they successfully used cold viruses to deliver an experimental HIV v

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    9. Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming because the drug plays a major role in treating and prev

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    10. HIV Can Persist in Body Despite Drug Therapy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even when blood tests of HIV patients on antiretroviral drugs show no sign of the AIDS-causing virus, it can still be replicating in lymphoid tissue, researchers report. The study offers important new insight into how H

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