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Bananas And Hiv

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banana and hiv

Doctor Bob what do you think about using squeeze banana as lubricant since scientist found something that can kill hiv in banana, in short rubbing banana on condom to reduce risk in case of breakage.tugurun
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(pun intended) about a banana-flavored condom. However, using squished banana on a condom as a lubricant will not help prevent HIV. Research into Ban-Lec, the banana-derived protein that may help block HIV binding, is still ongoing. We are still... 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 »

is it true that bananas are not good for hivers on treatment

a friend told me that banana either ripe or un ripe hinders the ART to work well please doc is it... 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 Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Bananas Over BanLec

...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 discovered twenty years ago and shown... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
Connect With Others

PARTNER SECRETLY REMOVED CONDOM THEN CONFESSED HIV

Posted by FORTHEBIRDS, 2 Replies
...said, "yup, I took it off!" I went bananas, and after discussing it for a month he said something to the effect of, "yes, I have HIV and we're both going to die! So, what are you going to do?" Well since that text, I've thought of plenty of... Read more »

Is it?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...muscle twitches (in the past 3 months these have occured mainly in my right eyelid). Is there any way this could be symptoms of HIV related neuropathy. I understand that a 3 month test is definitive but my exposure was via needlestick which I... Read more »

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 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 Read more »