Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a toxin called melittin that is found in bee venom can destroy HIV virus by destroying the part. The bee venom nano particles smaller than enables HIV to destroy most of the HIV cell, as reported by huffingtonpost.
Melittin attacking inherent physical property of HIV. In theory, there is no way for the virus to adapt to it. Viruses must have a protective layer, double-layered membrane that covers the virus.
This study was conducted over the news because of the emergence of Mississippi with a baby who is said to have cured HIV. The mother was diagnosed with HIV during labor and the infant receive such treatment only 30 hours after birth. The child is now 2 years old, and has been treated for about a year and shows no signs of infection.
With the advent of this discovery, the researchers expected to take precautions against those at risk of HIV. So that cases of HIV could be reduced and the transmission can be stopped.