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I was watching (streaming) tv the other night and kept seeing the same commercial, repeatedly, for a PREP drug, Descovy. It was a typical US pharmaceutical commercial with narration while showing happy, smiling people - actors playing patients - doing happy, smiling things.

The narration stated that, "Descovy is not for people assigned female at birth," and I thought, "WTF? Why not?" but then the icing on the misogyny shit cake was when, after that disclaimer, the "patients" shown included a TIM. Once again, they are "women" except when being male benefits them.

Now, from this article OP posted:

women account for more than half of H.I.V cases in the world, they make up only 11 percent of participants in cure trials.

It's all got my head spinning. Women account for more than half of cases, yet treatment and prevention is aimed at men. Using cells produced BY WOMEN. Fuck everything about that.