World AIDS Day: Trigg Labs Donates 250,000 Safe Sex Kits to Non-Profit Agencies and Offers Lubes to Enhance Pleasure While Promoting Prevention

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®
Platinum® Premium Lubricant
and Wet®
Uranus™ Silicone-Based
. These lubricants are gentle, long-lasting,
sugar-free, condom compatible and kosher.

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.


For Trigg Labs
Dara Shlifka, 847-858-9933