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Bananas And Hiv

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Can bananas prevent HIV?

I was reading an article about Bananas supposedly being able to prevent HIV infection better than the 2 most current HIV drugs. This article seems completely bogus, but I wanted to ask an expert opinion before completely disregarding it. I've...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I don't believe bananas work better than currently available antiretroviral drugs, the banana connection is not completely bogus. See archives link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

banana and hiv

Doctor Bob what do you think about using squeeze banana as lubricant since scientist found... Read more »

Masturbating with banana - HIV? (SEX WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLE) (CUCUMBER)

I know this is probably a stupid question but I'd just like your professional opinion. I was... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Bananas Could Help Prevent the Spread of HIV

A natural chemical in bananas could inhibit HIV infection and play a role in future drug applications, investigators report in a new preliminary study. Researchers knew that a banana-derived lectin, or protein, called BanLec, binds to certain... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Bananas Over BanLec

A study just published in the Journal of Biochemistry has generated a great deal of press coverage because it reports that a compound derived from bananas can inhibit HIV in a lab dish. The substance, a banana lectin known as BanLec, was first... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects Milder Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Treatment Series: Early Intervention for Metabolic Complications of HIV

Today HIV management in the developed world is not just about clobbering the virus. It's about whole health and improved quality of life. Simpler medication regimens and symptom management are not the only priorities. HIV treatment now includes... Read more »
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you'll NEVER look at a banana the same way

Posted by ItsFaith, 6 Replies
Get your mind out of the gutter people!!!! ;-) Keep reading. Good information!

Bananas Contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.... Read more »

PARTNER SECRETLY REMOVED CONDOM THEN CONFESSED HIV

Posted by FORTHEBIRDS, 2 Replies
Hi,
On 4/5 i slept with my x husband. Although I insisted he wear a condom and he started out with one on, when the deed was done the condom was on the bed and he said, "yup, I took it off!"
I went bananas, and after discussing it for a month he said... Read more »

HIV Support Group in Greensboro

Posted by osomenor, 2 Replies
Hello, wanted to send this out to any people living with HIV or in a relationship with someone with HIV, there is a group in Greensboro for support the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The location is at Higher Ground at 210 E Bessemer... Read more »

Multivitamin for HIV pozzzes...

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I read in an HIV magazine in a study of persons with HIV that those on a mega multivitamin regime had a much higher % had greater longevity and better health than those not taking
them (they did have CD4 counts under 200, so for those like myself who... Read more »