Is it true that a compound capable of preventing the HIV infection has been found in the skin of the Australian red-eyed tree frog?



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    Though much testing remains to be done, a chemical in Red-Eyed Tree Frogs have been shown to block infection by HIV by destroying the viral particles. This would mean a solution to protect against HIV and AIDS after contraction could be available. The chemical is naturally secreted by these frogs to protect them from infection by killing fungi, bacteria, and viruses. The compound shows similar application on human immune system cells by killing HIV particles but leaving immune cells unharmed. 

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