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  1. 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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  2. New HIV Drug Approved by FDA

    A new drug to treat HIV infection was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday. Marketed as Tivicay, the medication interferes with an enzyme that is essential to the ability of the HIV virus to multiply and spread within the human body, the agency said in a news release. It is a

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  3. Many Young Women Use 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Withdrawal is an old-fashioned, unreliable form of birth control, but one-third of young women still use it anyway, new research indicates. "Our study showed that use of withdrawal for contraception is very common, but it d

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  4. Is 'Sex Addiction' for Real? Study Says Maybe Not

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Sex addiction has often made headlines, with celebrities blaming their romantic foibles on the condition. However, a new study questions the notion that people can truly be "addicted" to sex. The new study from the University o

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  5. Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- It's rare for men to contract an oral HPV infection, but single men and smokers face a relatively greater risk, a new study suggests. The study, published online recently in The Lancet, followed more than 1,600 men to chart rates

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  6. No Trace of HIV After Stem-Cell Transplants, Researchers Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Two HIV-positive patients show no trace of virus after receiving chemotherapy and stem-cell transplants as treatment for lymphoma, according to new research. These patients have become the second and third known cases of a "

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  7. FDA OK's Sale of Morning-After Pill Minus Age Limit

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called morning-after pill is about to go over-the-counter, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcing Thursday that it has approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step. The move follows a decision earlier this

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  8. Medicine Might Help Shield Drug Abusers From HIV

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- An antiviral drug may help protect injection drug users from HIV infection, a new study finds. The study of more than 2,400 injection drug users recruited at 17 drug treatment clinics in Thailand found that daily tablets of t

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  9. U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has dropped its effort to block a court order that would make the morning-after contraceptive pill available over-the-counter to all women and girls. After fighting for an age threshold on the nonprescription u

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  10. Michael Douglas Blames His Cancer on Oral Sex

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Hollywood star Michael Douglas says oral sex caused his recent bout with throat cancer. "Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus," Douglas, 68, t

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