Bee venom – a potential natural treatment for hiv dog mouth sores pictures

Scientists managed to find another use for our dear honey bees: they used their venom to find a way of preventing the spread of HIV. Probably that’s why bees are disappearing (somebody knows their value and wants to prevent the poor people from taking benefits from them). Or, we are simply doing it, because of our never-ending greed. (see how we do this in the article Neonicotinoids)

In the article “ BEE VENOM DESTROYS HIV AND SPARES SURROUNDING CELLS” published by Medical News Today, we read that scientists from Washington University School of Medicine, reported in the March 2013 issue of Antiviral Therapy, that nanoparticles containing bee venom toxin melittin can destroy HIV, and leave the surrounding cells unharmed. Their finding is a major step toward creating a vaginal gel that can prevent HIV spread. The research team was conducted by Joshua L.


Hood, MD, PhD, research instructor in medicine. How does venom work?

The nanoparticles were first coated with melittin (the toxin) and than some bumpers were added. These bumpers are very important, because when the nanoparticles come in contact with a normal cell (which is larger than the nanoparticles and the virus), they are bouncing off, rather than attaching themselves.

HIV, on the other side, is much smaller than the nanoparticles and fits between the bumpers. Once they get there, they will touch the surface of the nanoparticles and thus the toxin. This toxin will fuse with the surface of the virus, forming little pore-like attack complexes which will rupture the envelope, stripping it off the virus.

The research shows that “Melittin attacks double-layered membranes indiscriminately, making it a potential for drug therapies beyond HIV infections. The hepatitis B and C viruses, among several others, rely on the same type of protective envelope and could be targeted and destroyed by administering melittin-loaded nanoparticles.”

Hood also said “We also are looking at this for couples where only one of the partners has HIV, and they want to have a baby. These particles by themselves are actually very safe for sperm, for the same reason they are safe for vaginal cells.”

2. No, one cannot simply inject himself, because there are special points (from acupuncture) where they are injected. And the patient needs to be monitored after each session, as secondary reactions of the body may appear. See Venom Immunotherapy or How to treat bee sting allergy for good!

3. Not me. I’m not the one saying this, I’m only citing a study and scientists’ opinion. And they say that a certain compound of bee venom, mellitin, can be used in creating special “drugs” to destroy HIV. The only thing here is to find money and willingness to be done.

The nanoparticles were first coated with melittin (the toxin) and than some bumpers were added. These bumpers are very important, because when the nanoparticles come in contact with a normal cell (which is larger than the nanoparticles and the virus), they are bouncing off, rather than attaching themselves.

HIV, on the other side, is much smaller than the nanoparticles and fits between the bumpers. Once they get there, they will touch the surface of the nanoparticles and thus the toxin. This toxin will fuse with the surface of the virus, forming little pore-like attack complexes which will rupture the envelope, stripping it off the virus.”