The 'superhero' in your vagina: How some women have more HIV-fighting bacteria - and how you can get more too
Scientists have discovered an HIV-fighting bacteria naturally present in some women's vaginas.
Professor Janneke van de Wijgert, of the University of Liverpool, found sex workers were unlikely to have HIV if they had L. crispatus bacteria in their vaginas.
It is one of five types of bacteria present in female genitals.
But unlike in the gut - where we strive to have a mix of bacteria - many researchers believe the vagina is healthiest if just one (L. crispatus) is dominant.
Now, researchers in the field are looking to develop probiotics to boost levels of this particular bacteria in all... read more
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