News

New Vegan “Super Condom” Could Help Eradicate HIV

A team of Texas A&M scientists say their $1 plant-based contraception could change the face of disease prevention in 2016.

A team of scientists at Texas A&M have developed a new latex-free vegan condom made from hydrogel—a water-based material already used in contact lenses and diapers—that has the potential to stop the global HIV epidemic. Lined with a plant-based antioxidant that kills HIV, the “super condom” was created as part of an effort to find an affordable way to combat the spread of the deadly virus that affects nearly 37 million people around the world. Led by head researcher Mahua Choudhry (a recipient of the "Grand Challenge in Global Health" grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), the team says aside from the massive implications their invention could have on the world of public health, the addition of a stimulating antioxidant will further the condom’s market appeal. "The antioxidant will enhance neurotransmitters which will work with nerve endings, giving greater sexual pleasure,” Choudhry said. The product is expected to be ready for market by next year at a $1 price point.

More News

Moby Sells 100 Musical Instruments to Help Vegan Doctors

The vegan activist has opened an online shop for his prized music equipment to raise funds in support of vegan medical group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Read More »

Cardi B Feasts on Vegan Food at Coachella

The celebrated songstress and fellow musicians Migos, Daniel Caesar, Ghostface Killah, Kelela, and Beyoncé's crew enjoyed vegan food at Coachella thanks to vegan chef Lauren Von Der Pool.
Read More »

Kevin Smith Officially Goes Vegan

The famed director's vegan daughter Harley Quinn Smith confirmed that her father—who recently had a massive heart attack—has gone vegan and loves Veggie Grill's nachos.
Read More »

Vegan Croissants Crowned as Best in Miami

L'Artisane Creative Bakery is the first vegan bakery to take the top spot in annual competition Croissant Battle Miami.
Read More »

Vegan Chocolate Cake-Scented Bus Stop Erected in London

Londoners can now smell the sweet aroma of BOSH!'s chocolate fudge cake while waiting for the bus.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »