Women appear to be cursed in life, suffering from hormonal fluctuations, mood swings, menstrual cycles, labor pains and childbirth. The unique anatomy of the female body makes them more susceptible to osteoporosis, arthritis, certain kinds of cancer and heart disease.
They’re also more susceptible to being contracting STDs like gonorrhea, herpes, HIV and AIDS. If left untreated, a woman could experience devastating consequences such as infant death and infertility. While treatment facilities and testing have become much better, women are still dealing with the emotional load of STDs. Why is that?
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A global study has found gay men who faithfully take daily doses of the HIV drug Truvada can slash the risk of catching the infection by an astonishing 73%. Blood tests of drug levels verified that more consistent pill-taking offered better protection. Researchers say Truvada was used in combination with counseling, condoms and other prevention methods.