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Submitted by Vyralize 588d ago | news

Nanoparticle treated condoms that disable HIV and Herpes virus

Vyralize: Scientists have discovered that condoms soaked in silver nanoparticles appear to completely disable HIV and Herpes in lab experiments. (Hi-tech)

Vyralize  +   588d ago
Wow, this is great news! Really can't wait for scientists to eradicate that virus all together.
etechmag  +   588d ago
You can't eradicate the virus itself. It's impossible to do that unless they come up with a vaccine, and AFAIK, making an HIV vaccine is pretty hopeless.

The virus itself is related to the virus that causes the flu. We've got a flu vaccine, but every year we need to get the flu shot because the virus evolves every year. The problem with coming up with a viable vaccine against HIV is that virus changes around 150 times more than the flu virus.

There have been several candidates for HIV vaccine, but since it replicates and changes so quickly, all those vaccines have failed clinical trials.
Sucitta  +   587d ago
do you work for the all loving government? the CDC maybe?
etechmag  +   587d ago
Yes, I am part of the conspiracy. But no, I have no affiliation with any government or the CDC.
NastyDaddeh  +   587d ago
you can cure the virus....you'd just have ship everyone who has HIV/AIDS to some remote area and let them die off. problem solved, NOW WHERE THE HELL IS MY NOBEL PRIZE!
Speed-Racer  +   587d ago
Lmao NastyDaddeh. That was my exact thought, but I decided I better keep that idea to myself.
fatstarr  +   587d ago
that idea would work so well, Isolate the disease and let it kill off. but too many people believe that's inhumane and choose the other options...
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etechmag  +   587d ago
Even if you ship off EVERYONE who has been diagnosed with it, there are still going to be people who have the disease but it hasn't been diagnosed, and there's a chance that they might pass it on to others.

If you have every one have their blood tested, there are still going to be errors such as false positives and false negatives.

The only effective way to eradicate a virus of this nature is to come up with a vaccine.
thorstein  +   587d ago
Actually cures will come in terms of genetic therapy. There have been quite a few experiments (one using HIV) that have cured cancer in patients using gene therapy. Problem is: once it is cured you can't make billions off of vaccines.
hellvaguy  +   582d ago
"You can't eradicate the virus itself."

He prolly said it because we've never cured any virus ever. And once you have a virus, you have it forever. It just goes into remission like the chicken pox and mono.

You don't have to be a doctor to know that. Takes all of 2 min to do a google search and find out that same info. Everything else is just sci-fi and speculation if we will ever treat viruses thru things like gene therapy and cloned baby genes. We can hold out for hope for things like that, but there's no guarantee anything will come of it.
onyoursistersback  +   587d ago
lol....so i can cure a female/male. but for me to get cure ima gana have to bend over....?!?
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Speed-Racer  +   588d ago
Good stuff.
Software_Lover  +   587d ago
Condoms are against some people's religion because it is birth control. But yet, these same people aren't having a baby every time they have sex? There is some birth control going on somewhere.
etechmag  +   587d ago
Coitus interruptus
Software_Lover  +   587d ago
exactly. The hypocrisy of some people knows no shame.
TruthBTold  +   587d ago
Bazinga
thebudgetgamer  +   587d ago
It's the Catholics and there's a reason why the term Irish twins was coined.
jony_dols  +   587d ago
'It's the Catholics'

Explain to me then, why predominantly Catholic countries like Ireland, Spain & Croatia have some of the lowest population densities in Europe?
Software_Lover  +   583d ago
To jony_dols

You just proved my point, atleast here in America atleast. Companies claim they will not allow for birth control, i.e. condoms, because it's against their religion and the government cant make them. Yet these people dont have 20 kids roaming around. In fact, most of these married people only have 1, maybe 2.

There is some birth control going on somewhere, dont you think?
Gondee  +   587d ago
Very very cool!
fatstarr  +   587d ago
really really interesting, wonder when Trojan will pick this up...

but the masses are stupid, they would probably think this cures HIV and spin it to some silly girl and be like if you let me ___ you with this you will be cured or never be able to catch it lol. I can see the lines now.
cyclindk  +   587d ago
Yeah... but then how do you explain to people that your boyfriend gave you "Nanites?"

"Ugh, I got nanites again, time to visit my EMH."

"Please state the nature of the medical emer... nanites again, you're such a whore!"
DoctorGrant  +   587d ago
@ software lover
Wow... yeah if a girl owns a calendar you don't have to interrupt anything and not get pregnant. Then again this requires self control which would also help contain if not eradicate HIV. Another mystery of sex solved.
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Software_Lover  +   583d ago
............ you really think that is what these people are doing and thats why they wont accept the use of condoms? I will agree that maybe, MAYBE, a very minute portion of the population but not millions.

What they do is use one verse in the bible to twist its meaning, then secretly practice the opposite in private, then bash others who want to do it publicly.
thezeldadoth  +   587d ago
sadly this wont be allowed to go on market. the health industry loses lots of money every time something is cured or virtually eradicated. so to keep their research grants and billion dollar companies, they prefer to keep permanent cures as something to always be reaching for, never quite obtain.
suc915  +   587d ago
Sweet now i can fuck that fine bitch with the herpes I avoided years ago!
TwistedMetal  +   587d ago
people dont use condoms why you think maury show is still running and your friends a re 16 and pregnant. even in this day and age with all the info and knowledge my friend is like he doesnt wear condoms because it takes away the feeling and he has 2 kids from 2 different girls. Dont understand why girls will sleep with a dude without a condom when the dude has multiple kids doesnt seems smart.
kingPoS  +   587d ago
That guy should rename his show. It would fit better if it were called "Maury the Tester"
Speed-Racer  +   587d ago
I'm 10000000% sure he's the father.
KrimsonKody  +   587d ago
"U are...NOT! The father!"
(Runs backstage)
Lol!

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