A bacterium has been discovered in yogurt that could potentially neutralize the HIV virus! Yes, the HIV virus. A friendly bacterium has been found in humans and yoghurt, which the doctors in the United States have modified. And it led to the discovery — that at least under laboratory conditions, the bacteria can neutralize the deadly HIV virus.
Toni Hassan reports, a single dose could potentially provide a week’s worth of protection from HIV infection! The results have been published in the recent edition of the international journal Nature. And this finding has paved the way for clinical trials this year using monkeys. The modified bacteria may one day be incorporated into yoghurts or be taken in tablet form to deliver an HIV blocking drug straight to a woman’s vagina, scientists envisaged.