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Cure For AIDS? Bee Venom Destroys HIV Cells, Finds Washington University Study

Ever wondered why bees are so important to our survival? One of the thousands of reasons is the fact that they help to cure AIDS.


Scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have found that by poking holes in the protective envelope surrounding HIV and other viruses, melittin – a toxin found in bee venom – kills the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving the body unharmed. This breakthrough could lead to drugs that are immune to HIV resistance; development of an anti-HIV vaginal gel that may prevent the spread of HIV; as well as possible treatments for existing HIV infections (In 2015, nearly 40 million people were living with the lethal virus globally).


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