According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. The World Health Organization (WHO), statistics show most people living with HIV or at risk for HIV do not have access to prevention, care, and treatment, and there is still no cure.
“At Trigg Labs, it’s World AIDS Day every day and we’re proud to donate safe sex kits to inspire safety around the world,” said Michael Trigg, founder and CEO of Trigg Labs, makers of WET Lubricants. “25 years ago, I was motivated to start Wet Lubricants because of public concerns over the spread of STD’s, in particular, HIV/AIDS. Because of the rapid spread of the disease in the 80’s, condom use was increasing rapidly and so was the use of personal lubricant. People understood that a good lubricant not only made condoms less likely to break, but also eased sexual activity and enhanced the experience.”
Trigg Laboratories encourages worldwide use of condoms and lubricants, which are the most effective and inexpensive tools readily available to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, as well as other STD’s. Trigg offers a lube for every desire, including Wet® Light® Liquid Lubricant, Wet® Platinum® Premium Lubricant and Wet® Uranus™ Anal Lubricant. These lubricants are gentle, long-lasting, sugar-free, and condom compatible.
In 2015 Trigg Labs will be donating 250,000 kits to various organizations including: Care Resource White Party Miami, Chicago AIDS Walk, Los Angeles AIDS Walk, New York AIDS Walk, San Francisco AIDS Walk, Miami AIDS Walk, San Diego AIDS Walk, BBCM Foundation, Tweaker’s Project, West Hollywood Cheerleaders, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, South Bay Casa San Ysidro, AIDS Health Foundation, Los Angeles, Glaad Media Awards, Gay Days Orlando, Gay and Lesbian National Task Force & Creating Change Conference, and the Winter Party.
A 2010 Study by Microbicides, building bridges in HIV Prevention, compared 5 lubricants against each other (Water based, Astroglide, Elbow Grease, ID Glide and KY Jelly and condom-compatible silicone based, Wet Platinum). A sixth product, PRÉ was used as a control. The study looked for the safest lubricant based on osmolarity, pH and viscosity – or slipperiness. Studies then were conducted to determine the effect of each lubricant on different cell types, rectal and cervical tissue and on bacteria (microorganisms that are important to the health of the rectum). Based on the tests performed, Astroglide was the most toxic to cells and tissues and KY Jelly had the worst effect on the good bacteria, essentially wiping out an entire colony. “Conclusion: Our data suggests that PRÉ and Wet Platinum were safest. The hyperosmolar nature of the other lubricant gels was associated with cellular toxicity and may lead to increased risk of HIV infection.”
“Until HIV/AIDS is extinct, Trigg Labs will continue to support education, awareness and protection in the form of our Safe Sex kits and condom compatible lubricants,” adds Trigg.
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