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Banana Can Stop HIV

A kind of protein naturally occurring in bananas may hamper the spread of HIV, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan and published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The protein, known as BanLec, is in the family known as lectins. Lectins are able to identify and attach to foreign […]

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HIV in Nigerian Couples

Testing HIV positive is not a death sentence. There has been tremendous awareness about this scourge – many couples around the world have accepted the situation and decided to still live together. That is good. Many more people around Nigeria are equally advised to avail themselves for the voluntary counseling and testing exercise to ascertain […]

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HIV 1 and 2 Deadly Sub types

HIV 1 and 2 – Deadly Sub types One of the obstacles to treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus is its high genetic variability.  HIV can be divided into two major types, HIV type 1 (HIV-1) and HIV type 2 (HIV-2). HIV-1 is related to viruses found in chimpanzees and gorillas living in western Africa, […]

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