This article was published on April 13th, 2017
A new breakthrough in the fight against HIV and AIDS has launched in Canada in the form of a little rubber friend. Ansell, a safety protection and health care solution company, has created and released in Canada the world’s first condom designed to prevent against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Ansell, the makers of Lifestyles and SKYN Condoms, announced the creation of the world’s first antiviral condom has released for sale in Canada.
The Lifestyles Dual Protect condom is revolutionary. Originally launched in Australia and on Amazon.ca, the Dual Protect is an additional answer to the growing number of STIs reported since the 1990s. The only condom of its kind, the Dual Protect has proven to be 99% effected in stopping the spread of sexually transmitted illnesses.
Lifestyles Dual Protect is formulated with a patented VivaGel lubricant. VivaGel (astodrimer sodium or SPL7013) is a laboratory proven antiviral shown to eliminate and protect against up to 99.9% of HSV (herpes simplex virus), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and HPV (human papillomavirus), viruses that can lead to obtaining STIs. The only condom of its type, Dual Protect has proven as an effective contraceptive in many test regions around the world.
“At Ansell, safety and innovation have always been at the forefront of our mission, and we pride ourselves on our ability to identify the needs of our consumers and develop innovative products that not only protect users, but enhance the sexual experience,” says Jeyan Heper, General Manager and President of the Sexual Wellness Global Business Unit at Ansell. “LifeStyles Dual Protect is a great example of this, and by combining a premium latex condom with Starpharma’s patented antiviral VivaGel technology, Ansell is proud to introduce this first-of-its-kind condom to Canadian consumers.”
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Ansell is a North American based company and is a world leader in medical technology and disease prevention. They teamed up with StarPharma, the creators of VivaGel, a Melbourne, Australia based company that develops pharmaceuticals and other health-related products. Together, they created the only latex-based antiviral condom and hope to create a revolutionary change in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases with the release of the LifeStyles Dual Protect condom.
LifeStyles Dual Protect condoms are available for purchase on Amazon in 10-packs. Triple tested for the highest reliability standards, LifeStyle Condoms are also available in a wide array of varieties and can be located at most grocery stores and pharmacies in North America.