Dr. Kingsley Anukam, a Canada-
based African researcher, published a study in the Journal of
Gastroenterology which found that probiotic supplementation relieved
diarrhea in “HIV+” women and stabilized CD4 counts. He wrote, “This is
the first study to show the benefits of probiotic yogurt on quality of life of
women in Nigeria with HIV/AIDS, and suggests that perhaps a simple
fermented food can provide some relief in the management of the AIDS
epidemic in Africa” (75).
Mr. Lance's article GRID = Gay Related Intestinal Dysbiosis?
Explaining HIV/AIDS Paradoxes in Terms of Intestinal Dysbiosis
can be accessed and downloaded from Dr. Henry Bauer's Blog
The Nigerian research data
Anukam K et al. Yogurt containing probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and L.
reuteri RC-14 helps resolve moderate diarrhea and increases CD4 count in HIV/AIDS
patients. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Published online ahead of print, Jan.2008; can be accessed here.
The application and study of probiotics in HIV+ populations in Nigeria would be an ideal opportunity for CAMI to provide substantial impact into the HIV/AIDS epidemic.