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To bad we cannot buy these condoms in the US. I tried but the stuff is not allowed to be shipped here....at least at the 2 places I found. If anyone knows how to get around this would appreciate a post or IM. Stupid we do not have these available here when Australia and Europe approved their use.



Also, not sure why the condom coating(Vivagel) has not been approved as a female gel yet. Looks like still in Phase 3 but if it has been approved for a condom coating it. The gel would help protect your female partner.

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44 minutes ago, Joperty said:

Thanks lexy! 

The Shipping is downright ridiculous, but I have made an order myself.

The funny thing is that within 1-2 years all of this WILL be available in the USA and UK, but for some reason our stupid regulations have prevented sales thus far. Australia really is leaps and bounds ahead in some aspects.

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Yeah 35 dollars is pretty painful although worth it to increase the chances of keeping loved ones free of this bollocks I spose!  Do you have any idea why  they're not available in uk?  - I've seen stuff saying they should be available in uk last year but it never happened!! 

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1 hour ago, Joperty said:

Yeah 35 dollars is pretty painful although worth it to increase the chances of keeping loved ones free of this bollocks I spose!  Do you have any idea why  they're not available in uk?  - I've seen stuff saying they should be available in uk last year but it never happened!! 

I have no idea, I even read an article that said they had full EU Approval, so its beyond me honestly. I just hope they start selling it asap because I for one will use this product EVERY time i have sex, to protect my future partners.

Condoms + Vivagel + Antivirals = Such a small chance of transmission.

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If buying them from outside Australia make sure you aren't getting them from any of the websites listed below


It has come to the attention of Starpharma that an unrelated company called Optimally Holding Co., Ltd. is marketing a product named "VIVA balanced sterilization fluid" with the package bearing the mark "VIVAgel". The company also uses the websites www.optimallyholding.com, www.usoptm.com and www.usviva.net.


  • Starpharma has no relationship with this company or this product.
  • This product is not Starpharma's VivaGel® product and does not contain VivaGel®(SPL7013, astodrimer sodium)."
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Yes if you click on the image it says "Vivagel 5%"

To clarify, if you go to the Vivagel website you will see they made a multi million dollar deal with Ansell to produce "antiviral" condoms. The Gel in a squeezy bottle wont be out for probably another year, depends on approval etc.

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You were fooled. There is a reason the FDA has not approved this. 

They did a trial to see if it prevented herpes and at, and the trial failed. 

This is why the company decided to instead test it for bacterial vaginosis, which is a temporary and unimportant disease. 

Vivagel might in fact make herpes more likely, instead of less. Another study revealed it causes inflammation, which is known to make HIV transmission more likely. Because of this the company changed the dose from 3% to .5%. It has not been tested whether this lower dose reduces inflammation. 




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