Thursday
December 17
2015

‘Supercondom’ Made of Hydrogel and Plant-Based Oxidants Combats HIV/AIDS, Enhances Sexual Pleasure

An American professor of Indian origin has created a “supercondom” that can help combat HIV/AIDS while enhancing sexual pleasure at the same time.

The new supercondom created by lead researcher Mahua Choudhury and her team at the Texas A&M University effectively prevents HIV from infecting the individual. What makes the condom special is its ability to kill the deadly virus even if it breaks.

The new supercondom is made up of an elastic polymer called hydrogel. The Economic Timesreports that a plant-based antioxidant with anti-HIV properties is entangled in the hydrogel.

The researchers have come up with the hydrogel condom with an aim to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and to help increase the global use of condoms as a tool against HIV. The researchers said that the team has not only created a novel condom material to prevent HIV/AIDS but also aims to eradicate the infection completely from the world, if possible.

Source: International Business Times (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Health Care
Tags
global health, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health