Condoms with silver nanoparticles could ‘completely inactivate’ HIV, other STDs

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Condoms treated with silver nanoparticles could ‘completely inactivate’ HIV, other STDs


Canadian researchers say they have found a solution to the humble condom’s fatal flaw: nanoparticles.

Condoms have a 15% failure rate, so a University of Manitoba team tried soaking condoms in a solution packed with “remarkable,” microscopic silver nanoparticles, and the treated devices appeared to kill all HIV and herpes in lab experiments, the scientists report.

“Till now, there has been no single condom with additional protection against sexually transmitted infections available on the market,” noted the group’s paper just published in the International Journal of Nanotechnology. But when their novel nanoparticle condoms contacted HIV, “the infectiousness of the virus could be completely inactivated.” full article here

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Wonderful development

ya really a wonderfull news .... may this reduce the rate of HIV infected

persons in future.

This is good news. It will reduce the reproductive number (R)of infectiousness of HIV and STDs to less than 1 (R<1).

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