(Reuters) – Scientists have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system and say their discovery may offer a new approach to developing a vaccine against AIDS.
Honestly can any women who read the blog can actually say that they have used this? It just look relly uncomfortable and really un-sexy so I can see why it has not caught on. More below:
Where female condoms have been made available, they’ve proven to be an effective defense in sexual matters.
“This is a 15-year scandal born of ignorance and inertia,” said Oxfam International spokesperson Farah Karimi, in a press statement released during last week’s International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. “We now know that millions of women might have been spared HIV, unwanted pregnancies, and empowered themselves in the process, if they had access to this simple method.”
Cost has also been an obstacle.
Carlos Zarco, director of Rostros y Voces, the observer member of Oxfam International in Mexico, said: “The female condom is 18 times more expensive than a male condom. It’s obvious why women are not using it more.”
On drugstore.com, five female condoms cost a hefty $17.89 compared with the $7.19 charged for 12 men’s condoms.
Conspiracy theories and claims of a cure for HIV/AIDS have been floating around for years. Though there have been claims of cures from around the world, nothing concrete has been covered by the mainstream press.
These doctors from Houston may have finally stumbled onto something that herbalists have been saying for decades.Sad part is that these guys are in need of funding and that seems to be a sticking point. More below:
via FOX 11 AZ
HOUSTON — There is real hope that what’s happening in a Houston lab might lead to a cure for HIV.
“We have found an innovative way to kill the virus by finding this small region of HIV that is unchangeable,” Dr. Sudhir Paul of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston said.