07 May '11, 1pm

Chemicals in bananas can help prevent #HIV…BANANAS!!! #WorldAIDSDay via @mothernaturenet

Chemicals in bananas can help prevent #HIV…BANANAS!!! #WorldAIDSDay via @mothernaturenet

Swanson and his colleagues noted that even modest success in developing BanLec into a vaginal or anal microbicide could save millions of lives. In fact, 20 percent coverage with a microbicide that is only 60 percent effective against HIV may prevent up to 2.5 million HIV infections in three years . Furthermore, a BanLec ointment would be much cheaper to produce and distribute than most current anti-retroviral medications that require the production of synthetic components.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/bana...

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