Wednesday, 12 Aug, 2009 Health & Fitness

Latest Invention: Liquid Condom Blocks HIV, Herpes, Papilloma Viruses


Researchers managed to come up with the latest invention in medicine called vaginal liquid condom that has the ability to block semen and anything that is contained in it, including viruses such as the human immunodeficiency virus.

The condom is liquid gel before coming into contact with semen. When it catches semen the vaginal condom becomes solid. The gel plays two important roles: it is a protectant and a contraceptive. This is because it traps particles wider than 50nm, such as sperm, HIV, herpes virus, papilloma virus, which can lead to cervical cancer, and more.

Scientists who worked on this latest invention include Patrik Kiser and his colleagues from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Their goal was to protect women in countries with a high level of HIV-positive people by offering them a rather inexpensive way of contraception and protection when their partners do not wear a condom.

"We did it to develop technologies that can enable women to protect themselves against HIV without the approval of their partner," says Kiser. The team of scientists managed to test their latest invention only in laboratory. They stained HIV particles using a fluorescent dye to demonstrate that the gel turned solid when it came in contact with semen and blocked the virus, reports New Scientist. More information on diseases and reseaches can be found here at, check the links at the bottom of the article.

According to Kiser, the clinical trials of the gel will mostly likely continue for another five years. Until the drug hits the drug stores, the scientist looks forward to impregnate the invention with an anti-HIV drug that would kill the captured HIV virus before a woman washes the gel out of the vagina.

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//11 Aug 01, 2010 07:25 AM | posted by: john paul bonifacio
67 votes

//10 Jun 21, 2010 01:48 PM | posted by: Ponatshego
any side effects or negetive outcomes associated with this invention
80 votes

//9 Mar 06, 2010 05:58 PM | posted by: Rajan
how women use this condom. is this is like a spray or normal condoms...
68 votes

//8 Feb 09, 2010 11:19 PM | posted by: veronyke
interesting invention...who knows what next helpful inventions future brings...i just wonder how much does it cost?
56 votes

//7 Jan 15, 2010 03:32 PM | posted by: Windy [InfoMANIAC]
It seems to be very handy!
64 votes

//6 Jan 06, 2010 04:00 PM | posted by: Laura [InfoMANIAC]
it is a great invention, but i think it will not be available to many people soon
56 votes

//5 Oct 29, 2009 03:15 PM | posted by: lil
omg how do people think of this
57 votes

//4 Sep 09, 2009 06:33 AM | posted by: lloyd
is this invention has no side effect?
71 votes

//3 Sep 04, 2009 11:50 AM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
i'd like to see this thing :) what will it look like? like a toothpaste tube?
The ad for this condom would sound something like this:
"Honey, do you wear a condom? No?! Oh! That's not so bad, because I have my condom tube! Just pour it in an enjoy!" :)
63 votes

//2 Sep 04, 2009 11:48 AM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
@ me
the rating of what?
58 votes

//1 Aug 22, 2009 04:00 AM | posted by: me
where is the rating

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