Top stories in health and medicine this morning, March 29, 2012

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1. Treat First Stage of HIV Infection. Temporary anti-retroviral therapy during the first stage of HIV infection can delay the time to long-term treatment.

2. Earlier LDL Focus Could Be Beneficial. Taking steps to maintain a low level of LDL cholesterol from very early in life will likely have substantial benefits in preventing coronary heart disease.

3. HPV Infection Rate Down After Vaccine Approval. The prevalence of infection with cancer-causing strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) declined among women during the period that coincided with the introduction of HPV vaccine.

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