World’s First Injectable HIV Preventative is Approved by FDA

The latest milestone in the fight to end the HIV epidemic, the first injectable medication for preventing HIV has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Until now, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) medications for mitigating the virus, which include Truvada and Descovy, are required to be taken oral and daily, leaving a larger margin of error as people can forget or can’t realistically take something every …

New Treatment EBT-101 Could Provide a Breakthrough Cure for HIV

Excision Biotherapeutics’ groundbreaking HIV treatment, EBT-101, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to begin testing for its first phase of human trials. This new treatment relies on the Nobel Prize-winning, gene-editing technology CRISPR to successfully remove HIV proviral DNA from human cells. Scientists believe that this one-time treatment will “functionally cure” people from the virus, meaning only small traces of the HIV genome …

The World’s First Unisex Condom, Wondaleaf

John Tang Ing Chinh, a Malaysian gynecologist at Twin Catalyst, has created the world’s first unisex condom: Wondaleaf. Made from medical-grade polyurethane (often used for dressing wounds), Wondaleaf functions like a regular condom but features a reversible adhesive side, allowing the condom to accommodate different partners. This flexible and stretchy material also means it covers more of the pubic area than regular condoms, offering better …