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Can A Person With HIV Take Banlec

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WORRIED PATIENT: BANLEC AND HIV

HI, HAPPY NEW YEAR DOCTOR,PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE WHICH STATES THE EFFECT OF A BANANA LECTIN TO PREVENT HIV TRANSMISSION BY BLOCKING GP120. http://www.jbc.org/content/285/12/8646.full.pdf+htmlCAN THE SAME MOLECULE INCREASE CD4 COUNT IN HIV POSITIVE...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for the article.The study reported that in the test tube, this product of the banana can block HIV attaching to the t cell. They want to use it as a microbicide, which means it would be applied in a gel to the vaginal lining (or possible the... Read more »

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

Researchers in the current study sought to determine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence at HIV-1 diagnosis and seroincidence one year or more after HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies were detected using enzyme immunoassay in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimating Sexual Transmission of HIV From Persons Aware and Unaware That They Are Infected With the Virus in the USA

New HIV infections stem from both people who are aware they are HIV-positive (about 75 percent of infected persons in the United States) and HIV-positive people who are unaware they carry the virus (about 25 percent of infected persons in the United... Read more »
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Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care Settings

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