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Condoms for men could be a thing of the past

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posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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Condoms for men could be a thing of the past


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According to the University of Utah press release, the mesh of molecules--at 30 to 50 nanometers wide--should be able to block any HIV particle, which is two to three times thicker (roughly 100 nanometers wide). This should also block sperm, which measure 5,000 to 10,000 nanometers (5 to 10 microns). One way to think about this nano scale is that a strand of human hair is generally about 100,000 nanometers wide (100 microns)...
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posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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A "virtual" condom. This is an interesting approach to take. I guess one thing is that no more worries about it breaking and it would be a valid birth control as well. In addition, the number of condoms thrown away would decrease dramatically (can't really recycle those, huh?).

On the flip side, this gel contains an antiviral. I can only imagine what sort of virus mutations might occur with wide spread use.

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posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 09:36 AM
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It sounds like application procedure is a major hassle. And, it's hard to know if there is complete coverage.



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 09:41 AM
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I made a post about this same topic a few days ago, but from a different source


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Interesting stuff.



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