Concerns about HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy)

Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society

David R. Crowe, President
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Roger Swan, Treasurer
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Concerns about HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy)

Kidney Damage (Nephrotoxicity)

HAART can cause damage to the kidneys, particularly some of the newer drugs. Terms related to the kidney are 'renal' or the prefix 'nephro-' (meaning associated with the kidney, such as ‘nephro-toxicity’), glomerular filtration (the system that removes waste products from the blood into the urine) and proteinuria (protein in the urine, a sign of kidney damage). Although humans have two kidneys, and can survive nicely with one, drugs are likely to damage both kidneys.

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