Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN)
and Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX:SPL)
have announced they will provide the Australian Olympic team with their antiviral Dual ProtectTM VivaGel condoms at the upcoming games in Rio de Janeiro.
Dual ProtectTM is the worlds only antiviral condom and has been proven in laboratory studies to inactivate HIV, HSV and HPV, viruses which all cause sexually transmitted infections.
The active component of Dual ProtectTM, VivaGel® has been shown to also offer near-complete antiviral protection against the Zika virus, which is now known to also be sexually transmitted.
Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller has stated the move is a commonsense approach for a serious problem the team is facing in Rio.
Ansell Limited reported a net profit of $96.8 million at 31 December 2015.