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- "Tree Bark Yields Two Possible AIDS Treatments"
Scientists have found two new possible AIDS treatments in the
bark of trees from Argentina and Africa. According to Swiss
researchers at a meeting of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, an African tree has yielded an antifungal
compound that could prevent mouth infections in AIDS patients.
The compound, found in the bark and roots of the Bobgunnia
madagascariensis tree, kills Candida albicans and Aspergillis
infections. Separately, researchers from the University of
Panama reported that an extract from a tree in Argentina
demonstrated marked anti-HIV activity and is now being developed
in conjunction with scientists in Spain.
Elizabeth Bell MPH
Behavioral Interventions and Research Branch
Division of STD Prevention
National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"This last phase of the program is like the last mile of the marathon. ...
If any one country fails, the world fails."
-- Dr. Uton Muchtar Rafei of the World Health Organization, on what is
planned to be the final push to eradicate polio in India by the end of 2000.