Days of wearing a condom to only protect yourself from HIV are coming to an end.
A new condom that designed to kill HIV could be available in a few months; all that’s missing is just a regulatory test. Reports Daily mail.
Tests have shown that Vivalgel condoms can kill 99.9% of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Australian bio-tech firm Starpharma has developed the antiviral Viva Gel, the active ingredient designed to tackle sexually transmitted infections, in the condom’s lubricant.
The product has now received a receipt of Conformity of Assessment Certification by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration – a similar certificate to the CE mark in Europe – paving the way for mass production.
It means the condom, the first of its kind, should be available to buy in the coming months.
The condoms are lubricated with VivaGel, which contains 0.5 per cent astodrimer sodium – a non-antibiotic, antimicrobial drug designed specifically as a compound against HIV.
It is hoped the gel will help reduce the transmission of HIV and other STIs, while also reducing the risk of pregnancy.
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