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Obama AIDS policy: much social media and little cash

A new domestic AIDS policy rolled out by the White House on Tuesday looks for new ways to educate people about the deadly...

US White House AIDS strategy to focus on prevention

A new White House strategy for fighting AIDS domestically will focus on preventing the spread of the virus, perhaps with...

World Bank names Zimbabwean to head AIDS program

The World Bank on Thursday named David Wilson, a Zimbabwean national who has written extensively about AIDS in the developing...

REFILE: Viagra-popping seniors lead the pack for STDs

Even if you're past your prime and have a hard time getting an erection, you might still need to worry about unprotected...

WHO chief wants efficiency drive in AIDS care

Groups tackling AIDS must make better use of scarce funds if they are to reach the goal of universal access to treatment,...

Kenya's slum women risk health to avoid violence: group

Kenya's poorest women risk the deadly diseases related to poor sanitation because "endemic" sexual violence in the capital's...

Viagra-popping seniors lead the pack for STDs

Even if you're past your prime and have a hard time getting an erection, you might still need to worry about unprotected...

HIV stigma stifles outreach in Arab states

Only 10 to 14 percent of the 400,000 people infected with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa get treatment due to the...

Disease risk higher for swingers than prostitutes

Scientists studying swingers -- straight couples who regularly swap sexual partners and indulge in group sex at organized...

REFILE: Sensitive test spots newest HIV infections

Standard HIV tests can't identify people very recently infected with the virus, but a more sensitive test can, new research...

U.N. body tackles stigma of AIDS in the workplace

The first international standard to tackle discrimination against HIV/AIDS sufferers in the workplace won overwhelming approval...

UK watchdog says teach sex to kids from age five

Sex education should be taught to children from the age of five to give them the skills and confidence to delay sexual intimacy...

More Americans exercise, but they are still obese

More Americans are exercising but rates of obesity and smoking have not changed, according to the latest government data....

Sensitive test spots newest HIV infections

Standard tests for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can't identify people very recently infected with the virus, but a more...

FDA staff question female sex-drive pill data

U.S. drug reviewers questioned the safety and effectiveness of an experimental pill for treating women with low sex drive,...

Obese have worse sexual health despite less sex

Obese women have four times as many unplanned pregnancies as healthy-weight women despite having less sex, and obese men...

Nurses as good as doctors in AIDS care monitoring

Nurses are as good as doctors at monitoring treatment for AIDS patients, and shifting this role to them could help ease a...

Global Fund freezes Zambia aid, citing corruption

The Global Fund has suspended more than $300 million in health assistance to Zambia because of concerns about corruption...

Adding test for cervical cancer raises costs: study

Using two screening tests for cervical cancer does little to ensure that doctors will follow guidelines for less-frequent...

Free drugs may help more get chlamydia treatment

Vouchers for free medication might help the sexual partners of people being treated for chlamydia get treatment too, a new...

Fungus-tainted corn a factor in Africa HIV spread?

A new study raises the question of whether corn contaminated with a fungus-derived toxin is helping to facilitate the transmission...

Do you have 'Low T?' Or is it just hype?

Middle-aged men sit around looking forlorn, while their shadows appear to be having all the fun. The men are moody, they...

HPV raises odds of survival in throat cancer

People are much more likely to survive head and neck cancer if the tumor is caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV, U.S....

Circumcision may prevent sex-related penis injuries

A new study finds that circumcised men appear less likely to sustain cuts, abrasions and other minor injuries to the penis...

Hormone patch may be safer for women than pills

Women who want to use hormone replacement therapy may be less likely to have a stroke if they use low-dose patches instead...

U.S. teens less worried about pregnancy: survey

American teenagers are using condoms more when they have sex but some may be losing their fear of pregnancy, according to...

Drug cocktails cut couples' HIV transmission risk

In a study that supports the widespread use of drugs to help control the AIDS pandemic, researchers said on Wednesday that...

AIDS funding squeeze puts lives at risk

Backtracking by international donors in funding for HIV/AIDS may undermine years of progress and is already putting lives...

Researchers try new approaches to preventing HIV

Tablets, insertable rings and dissolving films can effectively deliver drugs to help protect women and perhaps men from infection...

Guitarist falls ill after taking Viagra

Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz told a German newspaper on Friday he fell ill after taking too many Viagra tablets and...

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