Gold condoms have become a major part of men’s lives for some, but they’re also a major source of HIV infection for millions of others.
For those who don’t live in the United States, the drug is a popular choice among users of heroin and other drugs that can cause an HIV-positive person to contract the virus.
Gold condoms also are a safe alternative to condoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The drug, which is manufactured by Pfizer, was developed in the 1950s and is now used in more than 130 countries, including Canada.
The FDA issued a warning in 2012 about a possible link between the use of gold condoms and the transmission of HIV.
The agency noted the risk is much higher for men who are injecting or sharing needles, for example, or who use the drug while injecting.
Gold is not approved for use by anyone under 18 years old.
But since the warning, Pfizer has been offering $1,000 condoms to people who have not yet tested positive for HIV.
And its condoms are sold through pharmacies and online.
The CDC warns that the drugs may not be used in a safe way and that using them on a regular basis may increase the risk of transmission of the virus.
“It is not known whether people with HIV will be able to use the gold condom,” the agency said in a statement.
“We encourage people to discuss this with their health care providers.”