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Topic - Joshua L. Hood
A study showing that a toxin in bee venom can kill HIV has set the Internet abuzz, but some veterans in the battle against HIV/AIDS caution that such early findings should always be greeted with caution.
"Theoretically, there isn't any way for the virus to adapt" to defeat the toxin, he added, noting that "the virus has to have a protective coat."
The new bee-venom therapy could be delivered in a topical vaginal gel or through an injection into the bloodstream of an HIV-infected person, wrote Dr. Hood and his colleagues, adding that they hope to proceed with additional trials to test such a gel.