If this makes sense, why has it taken so long?

Bill Gates-funded boffins develop anti-AIDS stealth condom • The Register

Scientists in Utah have developed what they term a “molecular condom”, a type of gel which “turns semisolid in the presence of semen, trapping AIDS virus particles in a microscopic mesh”.
[…]
Hence Jay and her colleagues have developed an anti-HIV barrier gel intended for use by women before having sex.

“It flows at a vaginal pH, and the flow becomes slower and slower as pH increases, and it begins to act more solid at the pH of semen,” Jay says.

Or it could be a recipe for some horrible sketch comedy.

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