LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to The World Health Organization, approximately 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, and nearly 2 million people became newly infected with the disease last year alone. There are now 1.6 billion people between the ages of 12 and 24 on this planet. This is the largest generation of young people ever to exist and they are at persistent risk of HIV infection. Trigg Laboratories encourages worldwide use of condoms and lubricants through education and will be donating 250,000 safe Sex Kits to a variety of non-profits to prevent the spread of STDs and HIV/AIDS.
“At Trigg Labs, we embrace World AIDS Day every day and promote fun and safe sex. We are 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 founded Wet Lubricants because of public concerns over the spread of HIV/AIDS. Because of the rapid spread of the disease in the 80’s, condom use was increasing rapidly, as was the use of personal lubricants. They not only made condoms less likely to break, but they enhanced sexual activity and the experience of using a condom. Today, we have PrEP available as well, which is proving to be a highly effective tool against the transmission of HIV. It is most effective when used in conjunction with condoms. There are so many great public resources available to people today to educate themselves and get help. We encourage everyone to get tested often and consult with your doctor to make decisions that work best for your circumstances.”
In 2016, 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, San Antonio AIDS Foundation, Cherry Fund, 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 and Lesbian National Task Force, Project Angel Food, Being Alive, No AIDS Task Force, and many more.
Trigg offers a lube for every desire, including Wet® Light®, Wet® Platinum® Premium Lubricant and Wet® Uranus™ Silicone-Based. These lubricants are gentle, long-lasting, sugar-free, condom compatible and kosher.
A 2010 Study by Microbicides, building bridges in HIV Prevention, compared 5 lubricants (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. Studies 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). 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.