[Live Daily] Gilead. Like, literally.

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[Live Daily] Gilead. Like, literally.

Summary 1: The speaker shares their discovery of a pharmaceutical company called Gilead that excluded women from clinical trials of an HIV drug and discusses the implications of this on gender data bias and women’s health, reinforcing their previous arguments about the erasure of women in medical research.

Summary 2: The speaker delves deeper into the article discussing Gilead’s donation to gender identity organizations and their decision to exclude cisgender women from clinical trials for an HIV drug due to resource constraints. They highlight the potential consequences and implications for women’s health and the impact of profit-driven research.

Summary 3: The speaker explores the gender data gap and introduces the concept discussed in the book “Invisible Women” by Caroline Creado Perez. They discuss the use of the name “Gilead” by the pharmaceutical company and its relation to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” expressing their concern about the misogyny involved in the exclusion of women in clinical trials.

Summary 4: The speaker emphasizes the underfunding of women’s rights organizations in comparison to well-funded trans rights organizations, hinting at the possibility of pharmaceutical funding. They express the need to pay attention to financial influences in medical research, as women could face the consequences of poorly tested medications and unequal clinical trials.

Summary 5: The speaker analyzes the presentation made by Gilead to the FDA regarding the exclusion of women from an HIV drug trial. They discuss the language used in the presentation and criticize the erasure of women, highlighting a gulf in access to the drug between genders.

Summary 6: The speaker critiques Gilead’s reliance on previous trials conducted in Africa and the assumption that the new drug would work similarly for women based on similarities to the old drug. They point out the lack of testing for side effects specific to women and the assumption that men and trans women can serve as accurate indicators of effectiveness.

Summary 7: The speaker questions society’s response to the exclusion of women in the drug trial and highlights the vulnerability of women worldwide to HIV. They call for increased awareness and scrutiny regarding how the erasure and underrepresentation of women in medical research perpetuate inequalities and neglect women’s health.