about a gel that women can put in their bodies to lower the rate of getting HIV AIDS from their infected male husband/boyfriends.
"They said the gel, containing Aids drug tenofovir, cut infection rates among 889 women by 50% after one year of use, and by 39% after two and a half years."
(So one still has a really good chance of getting HIV.)
What really bothers me about this story is that it does not mention the RAPE that is occurring regularly.
the story says,
"Such a gel could be a defence for women whose partners refuse to wear condoms.
New ways of curbing the spread of HIV are badly needed, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 60% of those infected with the virus are women.
Many women are often forced to take part in unsafe sex, and are biologically more vulnerable to HIV infection than men, making a gel they apply an attractive option."
On Television last night, the evening network news, they smilingly end the story by stating how great it is that women "now have control" over their health.
What!? A woman who says, "you cannot have sex with me, since you are infected and showing AIDS"--is IGNORED by her partner and "forced" to have unprotected sex--
And because she is now perhaps going to get some gel to help reduce her risk is now in CONTROL???
Fu'Cryin' Out Loud!
Why do you treat your women so badly?
What a species!!!!