London: The humble Banana may hold the keyto powerful new treatments that can protect against the deadlyAids virus, a new study has claimed. BanLec, a naturally occurring chemical in Banana, is aseffective against AIDS virus as two anti-HIV drugs now in use,T-20 and maraviroc, the Daily Mail reported.
The researchers believe that therapies based on BanLeccould be used alone or in conjunction with other anti-HIVdrugs and they have the potential to save millions of lives. According to a 2009 WHO report, around 33 million peopleacross the world are infected with HIV/AIDS. PTI
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