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HIV Prevention: What People With HIV Need to Know

If you're reading this, you are likely at extremely low risk of ever transmitting HIV to anyone else -- and there's lots of ways to bring it down even further or wipe out risk, while still having hot sex.

IPERGAY: Event-Driven PrEP

Can PrEP Dosing for Anal Sex Be 'Event-Driven' Instead of Daily?

PrEP dosing scheduled around sex may be an option for MSM and trans women whose main HIV risk is receiving anal sex, in particular those who have sex quite frequently and with some degree of planning or predictability.

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HIV and Body Shape Changes: Where and What Kind?

Body shape changes remain a reality for some people living with HIV. But where do they happen in the body? And what kind of changes are we talking about? Roger Pebody explains.

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Tackling Today's HIV Medication Side Effects

You may get an upset stomach or have other issues as your body adapts to a new HIV drug. But if ill feelings persist, or lab tests reveal what could be med-related problems, don’t suffer in silence! Roger Pebody explains.

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What Are the Stages of Chlamydia?

Many people who have chlamydia don't notice any signs or symptoms, even at later stages. If you do notice symptoms, these may include a discharge or a burning feeling when using the toilet. If chlamydia is left untreated in women, it can seriously da...

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Does Diarrhea After Receptive Anal Sex Without a Condom Mean I Have HIV?

Diarrhea soon after sex is not a sign of HIV infection or of another sexually transmitted disease. Diarrhea may be caused by a wide range of infections and health problems that are far more common than HIV.

A Common Health Problem

Everybody gets di...

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How Can I Cure Painful Spots on My Penis?

Generally, spots on the penis are not the sign of a serious medical problem. But without examination by a physician and a diagnosis, it's impossible to know the cause of spots on the penis and how to deal with the problem. If you're having this probl...

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What Causes Shingles to Flare Up?

Scientists are unsure about the exact reasons for recurrences of shingles. It may be due to the immune system weakening as people grow older. Shingles is more common in older adults and in people who have weak immune systems, including people living ...

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What Can You Take to Prevent Genital Warts Outbreaks?

No medications are available which can prevent outbreaks or recurrences of genital warts.

People who have HIV may be able to reduce their risk of outbreaks by taking antiretroviral therapy, which strengthens the immune system.

Some people believe t...

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Can I Scrape Thrush Off My Tongue?

Scraping curd-like white lesions on the tongue may help a healthcare professional diagnose the cause of the lesions. When they are caused by thrush (candidiasis) they may come off temporarily, but the tongue may bleed.

Scraping helps a healthcare pr...