Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,

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Cheap, effective AIDS protection

Besides abstinence, that is.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered that a common food additive that's also found in breast milk can protect against AIDS.  Glycerol monolaurate (GML) is an emulsifier used in ice cream and other foods, and an additive in cosmetics.  Studies with SIV-infected macaque monkeys have shown that that GML blocks chemicals used to summon the white blood cells that SIV and HIV infect, preventing the cells from responding to the initial infection and keeping them from becoming carriers of the viruses.

Maybe instead of KY jelly, people should be using grape...


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