A Kenyan scientist is dashing to the finish line in the microbicide race, with the development of a gel that offers triple
benefits-ability to kill HIV, protect women from pregnancy, and act as a lubricant.
Studies in monkeys have shown the microbicide gel’s ability to immobilize the sperms, preventing conception, with those in the laboratories indicating the gel’s ability to kill HIV by making the vaginal environment too acidic for the virus to survive.
Few years ago it was a taboo subject and one thought to be a preserve of the rich and mighty or performing stars.
But in the last four decades, plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes has become a favoured procedure of the middle income earners who are ready to save or take a loan to enhance their looks.
Aged between 16 and 55 years, majority of these women are said to be very conscious of how they look, with cosmetic surgery coming in handy to enhance their beauty and attractiveness.
In the last one year alone, over 70 women have had their breast either reduced, enlarged, or lifted in attempt to gain a better body symmetry.
A drug that Kenyan women have been using for a long time to treat herpes simplex infection might just hold the key to fighting the HIV virus and reduce significantly episodes of opportunistic infections.
Findings of the study done in Burkina Faso has left Kenyan scientists overjoyed after it indicated that the drug, valacyclovir (Valtrex), has the effect of reducing the amount of HIV in the body.
Psychiatrists who deal with these patients say the rate at which misdiagnosing is happening is not good for the country. And such patients are reaching mental experts or institutions when the damage has already been done.
In their diversity, tenor and colour, each of the messages as proclaimed affirmed in the most tacit way, “Equality for Women Now!”