As a way to increase global use of condoms and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, researchers from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center have developed a new non-latex contraceptive. The "super condom" is both anti-HIV and more sexually pleasurable than traditional condoms.
"People say they don’t want to use condoms because it doesn’t have the same sexual pleasure, the anti-oxidant will enhance neurotransmitters which will work with nerve endings, giving greater sexual pleasure. If the HIV virus gets into the product, the condom will block it, prevent it from replicating, and prevent entry."
These HIV fighting condoms are currently in the prototype stage, and several companies are already interested in working with the team. Choudhury estimates that the condoms will be on the market in one year and will be very affordable at around $1.
With the science and affordability of these condoms, the spread of HIV is one step closer to being abolished. The diagnosed HIV cases in Europe alone in 2015 have reached a 30-year high of 142,000 and things like this condom can help with the problem.