New Condom that change color when exposed to STD

New Condom that change color when exposed to STD

This condom called S.T.EYE, won the health category at the TEEN TECH AWARD in London, which is an annual competition that aims to inspire 11-16 years olds to realize their true potential.

A group of school children have invented a condom that changes color when it comes in contact with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Three British teens – two 14 years old and one 13 years old proposed the idea for the first time.

According to The Washington post- there would be antibodies on the condom that would interact with the antigens of STDs, causing the condom to change color depending on the disease. The condom would glow green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for human papilloma virus (HPV) and blue for syphilis.

The idea, however, is not free of imperfections. It is unclear whether the STDs would be detected in just the partner or also on the user. Also a big question is there – what if user comes in contact with two or more STDs at a time. The idea has already been approached by condom companies and it seems the concept can prevent high rate of sexually transmitted infections in few coming days.

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