Concerns about HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy)

Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society

David R. Crowe, President
Phone: +1-403-289-6609
Fax: +1-403-206-7717

Roger Swan, Treasurer
Box 61037, Kensington Postal Outlet
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4S6
Phone: +1-403-220-0129

Concerns about HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy)

Adverse Effects with Nucleoside Analogs (‘Nukes’)

Nucleoside analogs emulate one of the four building blocks (nucleosides) of DNA, hence their name. Naturally such drugs interfere with DNA synthesis, causing problems with any organs or processes that rely on cell division, such as the replenishment of red and white blood cells. They also interfere with the energy regulating organelles known as mitochondria because they have their own DNA, without the protective mechanisms of the cell nucleus. It is most shocking that the most famous of these drugs, AZT, should be recommended for use by pregnant women. Also see information specifically related to AZT at on this site.


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