(NEWSWATCH33) – A new story has gone viral regarding a group of teens who claim to have created condoms that change colors based on the type of STD a person has.
A group of teenagers in the UK just developed a condom that illuminates in different colors if it detects a sexually transmitted disease or infection. According to the teen creators, Muaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali, and Chirag Shah, from London’s Isaac Newton Academy, they wanted to “make detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before” without invasive testing.
The condom would detect STDs and STIs based on molecules in the condom attach to the bacteria of common STIs which would activate the glowing effect of the condom if the condom came into contact with the bacteria or infection.
“We wanted to make something that make detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the invasive procedures at the doctors,” 14-year-old Ali said. “We’ve made sure we’re able to give peace of mind to users and make sure people can be even more responsible than ever before.”
According to the creators, they’ve created a color system which activates based on the STD/STI the condom detects. The creators said the condom would glow green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for human papillomavirus, or blue for syphilis.