In the past, people with HIV would have to get a test to know whether or not they were infected.
But now, there are condoms that work like a smartphone and can be used as a lifesaver.
Now, there’s even more to it than just being a lifesavers.
As of last month, CondomWatch reported that CondomWiz was the number one-selling condom in the United States in July, and that it has more than 2.5 million customers.
The condom company’s founder, Alexi Goulart, has been at Condom Wiz for the past six years, and he tells Wired that his company has been growing and evolving over that time.
“We’ve been on the forefront of a lot of things, including a new generation of technology that we’re now taking a big leap in to,” Goulard says.
“But we’re still at a very early stage of that evolution.
I think what we’re seeing now is a very small portion of the population that is having an HIV test that can be a lifesaving tool.”
Goularth says that, in addition to helping people with their health issues, condoms can help people with certain kinds of allergies.
“For example, we’re going to go with the allergy test for allergies because it’s easier for people with allergies to have it, and we’re using a combination of condoms and allergy testing,” he says.
This is a really big deal, because it is the first time in history that the HIV test is available for everyone to have.
“It’s really important for people to have this test because it gives people an opportunity to look at their symptoms and to get tested for allergies,” he adds.
Goularts family also believes that HIV testing can help save lives.
“The risk for HIV is very high and it’s important to have HIV testing to prevent HIV transmission,” he explains.
“If you’re a guy who is getting tested for HIV, it’s like getting tested every day.
You want to know if you have HIV, and then if you’re going into a relationship, if you don’t, and how you can help.
That’s all part of the equation.”
And because condoms can save lives, Goulards family hopes to get more people to use the product.
“We think that condoms have really been a lifesave for us,” he tells us.
“When we went out for a run one day and it was really cold and rainy, and it just wasn’t getting any better, we went in and got some condoms and started walking, and just walked all over the place.”