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By Roberto Giraldo, June 2000 

1. All antiretroviral drugs are highly toxic to humans.

The following scientific facts support the assertion that “all antiretroviral drugs are highly toxic to humans”:

1.1. After more than a decade of treating and trying to prevent AIDS with antiretroviral therapies, neither individual nor public health benefits have been achieved (1,2).

2.2. Zidovudine (AZT), the most popular of the AIDS medications, was originally developed for chemotherapy in cancer, but due to its toxicity it was never approved for human use (3). AZT is now licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) As an anti-HIV medication (1,4,5).

AZT is a potent cytotoxic DNA chain-terminator (1,6,7).

The toxicity of AZT, the drug now prescribed indefinitely to both healthy “HIV-positive” individuals and to AIDS patients, has been solidly documented (1,8-13).

AZT is highly toxic to human cells, including T4 lymphocytes, at the “antiretroviral” dosage recommended by the manufacturer (12).

The immunotoxicity of AZT, as well as its myelotoxicity, are well recognized (14). Granulocytopenia is one of the most common effects seen in persons treated with AZT (15,16)

There are also well documented investigations showing that AZT has carcinogenic properties with respect to rapidly growing human and animal immune and other cells (12). In humans, AZT magnifies the risk of lymphomas by 50 (17). AZT has also been confirmed to be carcinogenic in mice (18-20). Nevertheless, AZT is sold in the United States, where it is illegal to market drugs that are carcinogenic (19,21).

AZT can also cause anemia, lymphocytopenia, hepatitis, pancreatitis, myositis, muscle atrophy, wasting disease, dementia, lactic acidosis, severe hepatomegalia with steatosis, vasculitis, and it prevents mitochondrial DNA synthesis (22-26).

The toxicity of AZT is so well documented that the pharmaceutical company that makes and commercializes it typically writes: “Retrovir (Zidovudine) may be associated with severe hematologic toxicity including granulocytopenia and severe anemia particularly in patients with advanced HIV disease.” They add that: “Myopathy and myositis with pathologic changes similar to that produced by HIV disease, have been associated with prolonged use of Retrovir” (5).

The use of AZT for pregnant women can induce abortion, congenital malformation such as cavities in the chest, abnormal indentations at the base of the spine, misplaced ears, triangular faces, heart defects, extra digits and albinism (27). This toxicity for embryos has also been documented in animals (28).

The American National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has warned about the toxicity of AZT for children (29). It is recognized that AZT impedes normal child growth and development (29).

AZT can also destroy non-growing cells, such as neurons and muscle cells (26), thus causing muscle atrophy (22,30-34) and dementia (11,25).

It is well known that many illegal acts were committed in pursuit of the 1987 FDA marketing approval of AZT (35).

1.3. The toxicity of AZT can be potentialized by other DNA chain terminators such as gancyclovir and acyclovir, drugs that are frequently prescribed together with AZT in the treatment and prevention of opportunistic viral infections (36,37).

1.4. Currently, the HIV-AIDS supporters are prescribing hydroxyurea, an inexpensive drug used for chemotherapy of leukemia (38). This too is an inhibitor of DNA synthesis.

1.5. The toxicity of the new protease inhibitors, prescribed as part of the so-called AIDS treatment “cocktails,” is also well documented (39).

These “cocktails” contain a protease inhibitor in conjunction with two DNA chain-terminators (39).

Researchers are documenting the fact that persons on protease inhibitors can develop abnormal fat accumulations, termed “buffalo humps” and “crixbelly” (40-42).

The hepatotoxicity of protease inhibitors has also been documented (43). Dogs and rats treated with protease inhibitors develop hepatic cell necrosis 30 minutes after administration of the drug (44).

As time passes, more and more metabolic and endocrine disturbances are described in individuals placed on protease inhibitors. Recent studies report: hypertrophy of the breasts; increase of blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides; abnormal subcutaneous and visceral fat accumulation; peripheral fat wasting and lipomatosis; pancreatitis and angina (40,41,45-47). Hypertriglyceridemia is being described in 79% of the individuals taking protease inhibitors (48).

It has even been documented that protease inhibitors can induce the development of AIDS-defining diseases such as mycobacterial infections (49).

These protease inhibitor “side effects” are having a chilling effect on “cocktail euphoria” (50).

Thus, scientific evidence demonstrates that antiretroviral drugs are highly toxic to both humans and animals.

2. Antiretroviral drugs can themselves cause AIDS.

The following scientific facts support the assertion that: “Antiretroviral drugs can by themselves cause AIDS”:

2.1. Many healthy “HIV-positive” individuals, along with AIDS patients, are being placed on lifetime prescriptions of nucleoside analogues that act as DNA chain-terminators, such as AZT, the analogue of the nucleoside thymidine (51,52).

Currently, protease inhibitors are being prescribed as anti-HIV medications for the lifetime of the individual (53,54).

All of the drugs that are currently used as antiretroviral medications are drugs that act specifically on cells that are either metabolically active or in constant division (55). By definition, the immunocompetent cells, as well as the bone marrow cells, are cells that are dividing constantly. A unique characteristic of the cells of the immune system is that they must divide during the immune response (56). This makes the cells of the immune system much more vulnerable to the actions of these chemicals.

All the antiretroviral medications are known to be very toxic chemicals (1,52).

The toxic effects of AZT on people’s immune systems have been documented (57). AZT was given to 14 healthy health care professionals who were exposed to AIDS blood through needle sticks and similar accidents. Fully half of the 14 health professionals had to quit the drug because of severe toxic effects. Neutropenia developed in 36% of the 11 people who completed at least 4 weeks of AZT treatment. 5 of the 14 individuals could not even make it to four weeks due to “severe subjective symptoms.” One professional had to be stopped prematurely because his neutropenia was so severe that he developed a respiratory infection. These toxic effects developed in only weeks, while persons with an HIV-positive diagnosis often take AZT for years (57).

2.2. There is a great deal of scientific evidence showing that the antiretroviral drugs can induce the development of AIDS-defining diseases. The possibility that AZT may actually contribute to the pathogenesis of AIDS is real (1,9,10,12,13,58).

The British-French Concorde trial found that AZT was unable to prevent AIDS, and instead increased mortality by 25%, compared to the untreated controls (59).

Another British study found that AZT prophylaxis decreased survival and induced wasting syndrome, cryptosporidiosis, and cytomegalovirus infection (60).

The American MAC study shows that AZT increases the risk of pneumonia, one of the AIDS defining diseases (61).

Studies often show that individuals given AZT have a worse prognosis (6,7), but mainstream researchers prefer to implicate HIV (62).

Lymphocyte counts decreased significantly in humans treated with AZT, but not in the non-treated controls (22,63). Interestingly, these are the very experiments that the Food and Drug Administration evaluated prior to the licensing of AZT (1,6,7,9).

Another study similarly found that AZT users experienced more rapid CD4+ cell depletion (64).

Prophylactic AZT has also been shown to increase significantly the risk of AIDS in hemophiliacs when compared with untreated controls (65).

Since AZT use began, the mortality of British “HIV-positive” hemophiliacs has increased 10-fold (66).

A similar finding has occurred in American hemophiliacs (67). However, most AIDS researchers insist on implicating HIV (66-68).

2.3. The immunological alterations secondary to antiretroviral therapy and described in section 1 can be reversed after individuals cease taking these medications. 10 out of 11 individuals recovered their cellular immunity after stopping AZT (69).

Even patients suffering from severe pancytopenia and bone marrow aplasia recover after discontinuing AZT (8).

Clinical manifestations of mycobacterial infection started 1-3 weeks after starting the protease inhibitor Indinavir. Symptoms disappeared after the patients stopped the medication (49).

Two babies born to mothers treated with AZT for 6 months and then treated themselves for an additional month and a half developed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, one of the clinical manifestations of AIDS. Since the babies were “HIV-negative,” AZT was suspended and they completely recovered, remaining healthy beyond the one-year period of observation (70,71).

2.4. Merck itself, the pharmaceutical company that produces and commercializes the protease inhibitor Crixivan, warns: “It is not yet known whether taking Crixivan will extend your life or reduce your chances of getting other illnesses associated with HIV” (72).

2.5. In animals, there are several examples of immunotoxicity due to antiretroviral medications:

Rats and mice treated with AZT for 7 weeks developed anemia, neutropenia, lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia, bone marrow depletion and weight loss (73).

In a similar experiment, mice were also treated with AZT for 7 weeks and developed anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and myelodysplasia (74).

Hamsters treated with AZT for one or two weeks developed T-cell depletion and atrophy of the thymus (75).

Mice treated with the drug for 2 weeks developed anemia, nephrotoxicity, and lymphotoxicity (76).

AZT is also toxic to the liver (77).

The carcinogenic properties of AZT have been documented in animal experiments (75). AZT can stimulate leukemias (74).

2.6. In addition to the antiretroviral drugs, healthy people who are “HIV-positive” are taking many prescribed antibiotics, anti-mycobacterials, antifungals, antivirals, and antidepresants, as well as many over-the-counter medications (78,79). All are potentially immunotoxic stressor agents (80), and all contribute to generating AIDS (81).

Proponents of the HIV-AIDS theory constantly propose that HIV is mutating and developing resistance to the current medications. However, there is no scientific substantiation for the assertion that “HIV is mutating” (82).

2.7. AIDS patients are also taking a polypharmacy of immunotoxic medications (6,7) that, rather than improving, very often debilitate the patient’s immune and other systems, and therefore contribute to the eventual death of the individual. Medications such as metronydazol, pyrimethamine, daraprim, amphotericin B, clotrimaxole, dapsone, interferon, pentamidine, vincristine, fluocytosine, adriamycin, vinblastine, to mention some of the more frequently used, are potent immunotoxic, myelotoxic, lymphotoxic, nephrotoxic, and hepatotoxic drugs (37,80).

2.8. It is unethical, to say the least, to treat or attempt to prevent AIDS with medications known to be highly toxic to the cells of the immune system and the bone marrow, as well as to cells of other tissues and systems. It is the equivalent of mainstream AIDS researchers attempting to fight fire with gasoline.

3. Pregnant women, infants, and children are much more vulnerable to the toxic effects of antiretroviral drugs.

The following scientific facts support the assertion that: “Pregnant women and children are far more vulnerable to the toxic effects of antiretroviral drugs”:

3.1. For decades, medical science has known that growing cells are far more vulnerable to the toxic effects of many different agents (83,84). This has been the very basis for the effort to avoid exposing, as much as possible, pregnant women and their fetuses to any potential toxic agent (85,86).

It is also important to keep in mind that the immune system of a child attains its own maturity only after the age of ten (56).

3.2. However, in the era of AIDS, mainstream AIDS researchers are changing all the rules. Currently, toxic medications are recommended and prescribed worldwide to pregnant women and children (87,88). As of 1993, even “HIV-free” babies are taking AZT; this is because “HIV-positive” pregnant women are prescribed AZT for the last two trimesters in the hope of preventing HIV transmission from mothers to babies (70).

Babies who test “HIV-negative” but who are born to HIV-positive mothers are nevertheless prescribed AZT for six weeks after birth (70,87,89).

3.3. Many “HIV-positive” healthy newborns, infants, and young children are placed on combinations of potentially immunotoxic medications, such as antiretrovirals, antifungals, antivirals, and antibiotics. All are currently prescribed indefinitely as prophylactic drugs (90,91).

It is as if the vulnerability of newborns and young children to toxic substances has been forgotten (92).

3.4. The toxicity of antiretroviral drugs for embryos and fetuses has been documented in humans and animals, as well as in vitro.

AZT is a potent cytotoxic DNA chain-terminator (1,6,7) and “it has been well known for many years that the compounds which can alter DNA metabolism often exhibit pronounced prenatal toxicity” (55).

The use of AZT for pregnant women can induce abortion, congenital malformation such as cavities in the chest, abnormal indentations at the base of the spine, misplaced ears, triangular faces, heart defects, extra digits and albinism (27). In some instances intrauterine growth retardation has been documented (93). The hemoglobin at birth in infants exposed to AZT was found to be significantly lower than in a placebo group (70,94,95).

The American National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is well aware of the toxicity of AZT (29). AZT has been shown to impede normal child growth and development (29).

The toxicity of AZT in animal embryos has been recognized. If used before the implantation of the embryos, the effects seem to be even worse (28).

When administered to pregnant mice, AZT reduced the number of fetuses by 60%, altered the livers of newborns, and caused a significant reduction of hematocrit in the pregnant animals (96). A similar experiment with pregnant mice showed a significant reduction in the number of fetuses (97). These effects are enhanced if mice embryos are preimplanted (98).

There are also in vitro data documenting the toxicity of AZT. It induces reduction in the number of thymocytes in cultured thymic lobes from rat fetuses (99). It inhibited the erytroid colony formation of liver cells from mouse fetuses (77). Additionally, exposure of two-cell mice embryos to zidovudine was consistently associated with significant inhibition of blastocyst formation (100).

3.5. A recent comprehensive review of this issue concluded: “Sufficient data regarding the safety of zidovudine in human pregnancy are not available” (55).

In spite of the scientific evidence about the toxicity of AZT for pregnant women, a review of the issue by the National Center for Toxicological Research of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states: “Initial human studies suggest that maternal use of AZT during pregnancy is very well tolerated by both mother and child and provides a promising degree of protection from vertical HIV transmission to the infant.” And: “Although in vitro and in vivo laboratory animal studies suggest the potential for toxicity with preimplantation exposure, the risk for teratogenic events after postimplantational exposures appears to be low at therapeutically effective concentrations of these dideoxynucleosides” (101).

It is unethical, to say the least, to insist on prescribing AZT and other antiretrovirals to prevent AIDS in healthy “HIV-positive” pregnant women, in infants, in children, or in anyone. The potential cytotoxic, mutagenic, theratogenic, immunotoxic, and carcinogenic properties of these chemicals have been scientifically documented (6,7,88,102-104).

Before the AIDS epidemic, antimicrobials were only prescribed prophylactically for the prevention of a relapse of rheumatic fever. There were no other exceptions. Additionally, antimicrobials, especially antibiotics, were only prescribed for short periods of time, such as a few days for the treatment of an infectious disease. Why are the rules being changed now? Where is the scientific justification that researchers have for changing the rules now?

4. Conclusions.

4.1 . Scientific data presented here demonstrate that it is irrational to treat or prevent AIDS with toxic antiretroviral drugs in any patient. It is contrary to common sense to treat or prevent a highly toxicological syndrome with even more toxicity.

4.2. The use of antiretroviral medications to treat or prevent AIDS in pregnant women, infants, children, and anyone else should therefore be stopped immediately.

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Facts about Antiretroviral Drugs

and toxic condoms
An Open Letter to John Kearney, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, South Africa
ARVs increase the Death rate by 85% compared to ingredients of Umlingo WamaNgcolosi

 

“ARV” is short for antiretroviral drugs. This class of highly toxic chemicals is promoted by the drug industry to patients with HIV-infections as “life saving.”

In this effort, the drug industry is using an army of lobbyists, including celebrities and even politicians, some of whom may not be aware of the scientific facts: none of these drugs has ever been shown to cure either HIV or AIDS and they are not allowed to be sold as a cure. Moreover, these toxic drugs are known to attack the immune system of patients and eventually destroy it.

This website documents extracts from the “patient information leaflets” of these drugs, as published by the drug manufacturers themselves.

Following are some examples of how the drug industry even abuses entire organizations to promote their business at the expense of the lives of some of the most vulnerable people on earth.

If there would be a killer virus like they would want us to believe, it would never die with these ARV’s! But a natural detox & rejuvenation juice called Umlingo WamaNgcolosi, is made for no killer virus to survive!

 

Aptivus

 

Active substance: Tipranavir

Manufacturer: Boehringer-Ingelheim (Germany / USA)

 

Extract from the patient information:

“Patients should be informed that APTIVUS is not a cure for HIV-1 infection and that they may continue to develop opportunistic infections and other complications associated with HIV disease. The long-term effects of APTIVUS are unknown at this time.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

 

“Adverse Reactions Reported in Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trials (1182.12 and 1182.48) Based on Treatment-Emergent Clinical Adverse Reactions of Moderate to Severe Intensity (Grades 2 – 4) in at least 2% of Treatment-Experienced Subjects in either Treatment Groupa (48 week Analyses):

Neutropenia: 2.0% (2.0)”

 

“Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders: thrombocytopenia

 

 

Neutropenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

Thrombocytopenia = Low levels of platelets (blood cells required for coagulation) due to toxic effects of ARVs on blood cell formation in the bone marrow

The above has been extracted from the Aptivus patient information on the Boehringer-Ingelheim webpages.

 

Atripla

 

Active substances: Efivarenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir

Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb (UK)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“ATRIPLA is not a cure for HIV infection and patients may continue to experience illnesses associated with HIV infection, including opportunistic infections. Patients should remain under the care of a physician when using ATRIPLA.”

The above has been extracted from the Atripla prescribing information on the Bristol-Myers Squibb webpages.

 

Combivir

 

Active substances: Lamivudine + Zidovudine

Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline (UK)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“COMBIVIR is not a cure for HIV infection and patients may continue to experience illnesses associated with HIV infection, including opportunistic infections. Patients should be advised that the use of COMBIVIR has not been shown to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Zidovudine, one of the two active ingredients in Combivir, has been associated with hematologic toxicity including neutropenia and severe anemia, particularly in patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease. Patients should be informed that the important toxicities associated with zidovudine are neutropenia and/or anemia.”

 

Neutropenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

The above has been extracted from the Combivir prescribing information on the GlaxoSmithKline webpages.

 

 

 

Fuzeon

 

Active substance: Enfuvirtide

Manufacturer: Roche (Switzerland)

 

Extract from the patient information:

“FUZEON does not cure HIV infection or AIDS. People taking FUZEON may still get opportunistic infections or other conditions that can happen with HIV infection.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Blood and Lymphatic Disorders: thrombocytopenia; neutropenia;”

 

 

Thrombocytopenia = Low levels of platelets (blood cells required for coagulation) due to toxic effects of ARVs on blood cell formation in the bone marrow

Neutropenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

The above has been extracted from the Fuzeon patient information and the prescribing informations on the Roche webpages.

 

Invirase

 

Active substance: Saquanavir

Manufacturer: Roche (Switzerland)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“Patients should be informed that INVIRASE is not a cure for HIV infection and that they may continue to acquire illnesses associated with advanced HIV infection, including opportunistic infections.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Hematologic: anemia, bleeding dermal, haemolytic anemia, leucopenia, microhemorrhages, neutropenia, pancytopenia, splenomegaly, thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenia leading to death”

 

Leucopenia = Decrease of all white blood cells

Neutropenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

Pancytopenia = Low levels of all blood cells (i.e. red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes) and platelets) due to toxic effects of ARVs on blood cell formation in the bone marrow

Thrombocytopenia = Low levels of platelets (blood cells required for coagulation) due to toxic effects of ARVs on blood cell formation in the bone marrow

The above has been extracted from the Invirase prescribing information on the Roche webpages.

 

Kaletra

 

Active substances: Lopinavir + Ritonavir

Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories (USA)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“Patients should be informed that KALETRA is not a cure for HIV infection and that they may continue to develop opportunistic infections and other complications associated with HIV disease. The long-term effects of KALETRA are unknown at this time.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Hemic and Lymphatic System: Anemia, leukopenia, and lymphadenopathy.”

 

Leukopenia = Decrease of all white blood cells

The above has been extracted from the Kaletra prescribing information on the Abbott Laboratories webpages.

 

 

 

Kivexa

Epzicom (US)

 

Active substances: Abacavir+ Lamivudine

Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline (UK)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“EPZICOM is not a cure for HIV infection and patients may continue to experience illnesses associated with HIV infection, including opportunistic infections. Patients should remain under the care of a physician when using EPZICOM. Advise patients that the use of EPZICOM has not been shown to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Laboratory abnormalities associated with hypersensitivity to abacavir in some patients include elevated liver function tests, elevated creatine phosphokinase, elevated creatinine, and lymphopenia.”

 

Lymphopenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

The above has been extracted from the Epzicom prescribing information on the GlaxoSmithKline webpages.

 

 

Norvir

 

Active substance: Ritonavir

Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories (USA)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“Patients should be informed that NORVIR is not a cure for HIV infection and that they may continue to acquire illnesses associated with advanced HIV infection, including opportunistic infections. Patients should be told that the long-term effects of NORVIR are unknown at this time.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Hemic and Lymphatic System: Acute myeloblastic leukaemia, anemia, ecchymosis, leukopenia, lymphadenopathy, lymphocytosis, myeloproliferative disorder, and thrombocytopenia.”

 

Leukopenia = Decrease of all white blood cells

Thrombocytopenia = Low levels of platelets (blood cells required for coagulation) due to toxic effects of ARVs on blood cell formation in the bone marrow

The above has been extracted from the Norvir prescribing information on the Abbott Laboratories webpages.

 

 

Rescriptor

 

Active substance: Delavirdine

Manufacturer: Pfizer (USA) / Roche (Switzerland)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“Patients should be informed that RESCRIPTOR is not a cure for HIV-1 infection and that they may continue to acquire illnesses associated with HIV-1 infection, including opportunistic infections. Treatment with RESCRIPTOR has not been shown to reduce the incidence or frequency of such illnesses, and patients should be advised to remain under the care of a physician when using RESCRIPTOR. Patients should be advised that the use of RESCRIPTOR has not been shown to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV-1.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Hemic and Lymphatic System: Adenopathy, bruising, eosinophilia, granulocytosis, leukopenia, pancytopenia, purpura, spleen disorder, thrombocytopenia, and prolonged prothrombin time.”

 

Leukopenia = Decrease of all white blood cells

Pancytopenia = ?

Thrombocytopenia = ?

The above has been extracted from the Rescriptor prescribing information on the Pfizer webpages.

 

 

Retrovir

 

Active substance: Zidovudine

Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline (UK)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“RETROVIR is not a cure for HIV infection, and patients may continue to acquire illnesses associated with HIV infection, including opportunistic infections. Therefore, patients should be advised to seek medical care for any significant change in their health status.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

 

“Retrovir (Zidovudine) has been associated with hematologic toxicity including neutropenia and severe anemia particularly in patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease.”

“In patients with advanced symptomatic HIV disease, anemia and neutropenia were the most significant adverse events observed. There have been reports of pancytopenia associated with the use of RETROVIR, which was reversible in most instances after discontinuance of the drug.”

 

Neutropenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

Pancytopenia = Low levels of all blood cells (i.e. red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes) and platelets) due to toxic effects of ARVs on blood cell formation in the bone marrow

The above has been extracted from the Retrovir prescribing information on the GlaxoSmithKline webpages.

 

 

Reyataz

 

Active substance: Atazanavir

Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb (UK)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“Patients should be informed that REYATAZ is not a cure for HIV infection and that they may continue to develop opportunistic infections and other complications associated with HIV disease. Patients should be told that there are currently no data demonstrating that therapy with REYATAZ can reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others through sexual contact.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Patients developing signs or symptoms of severe skin reactions or hypersensitivity reactions (including, but not limited to, severe rash or rash accompanied by one or more of the following: fever, general malaise, muscle or joint aches, blisters, oral lesions, conjunctivitis, facial edema, hepatitis, eosinophilia, granulocytopenia, lymphadenopathy, and renal dysfunction) must discontinue REYATAZ and seek medical evaluation immediately.”

 

Granulocytopenia = Low levels of granulocytes – a subtype of white blood cells (leucocytes) responsible for immune defence against infections – due to toxic effects of ARVs on blood cell formation in the bone marrow

The above has been extracted from the Reyataz prescribing information on the Bristol-Myers Squibb webpages.

 

 

Sustiva

 

Active substance: Efivarenz

Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb (UK)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“Patients should be informed that SUSTIVA is not a cure for HIV-1 infection and that they may continue to develop opportunistic infections and other complications associated with HIV-1 disease. Patients should be told that there are currently no data demonstrating that SUSTIVA therapy can reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination.”

The above has been extracted from the Sustiva prescribing information on the Bristol-Myers Squibb webpages.

 

 

 

Telzir

Lexiva (US)

 

Active substance: Fosamprenavir

Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline (UK)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“Patients should be informed that LEXIVA is not a cure for HIV infection and that they may continue to develop opportunistic infections and other complications associated with HIV disease. The long-term effects of LEXIVA are unknown at this time. Patients should be told that there are currently no data demonstrating that therapy with LEXIVA can reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“A complete blood count should be performed weekly and as clinically indicated to monitor for neutropenia.”

 

Neutropenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

The above has been extracted from the Lexiva prescribing information on the GlaxoSmithKline webpages.

 

 

Viracept

 

Active substance: Nelfinavir

Manufacturer: Pfizer (USA) / Roche (Switzerland)

 

Extract from the patient information:

“VIRACEPT is not a cure for HIV infection or AIDS. People taking VIRACEPT may still develop opportunistic infections or other conditions associated with HIV infection. Some of these conditions are pneumonia, herpes virus infections, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections, and Kaposi’s sarcoma.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“The side effects observed in children and adults receiving VIRACEPT are similar. Diarrhea was also the most common side effect seen in children. Some children experienced low white blood cells (leukopenia/neutropenia), which resolved without treatment interruption in most cases.”

 

Leukopenia = Decrease of all white blood cells

Neutropenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

The above has been extracted from the Viracept patient information on the Pfizer webpages.

 

 

Viramune

 

Active substance: Nevirapine

Manufacturer: Boehringer-Ingelheim (Germany / USA)

 

Extract from the medication guide:

“VIRAMUNE is not a cure for HIV-1 infection; patients may continue to experience illnesses associated with advanced HIV-1 infection, including opportunistic infections. Patients should be advised to remain under the care of a physician when using VIRAMUNE.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Patients developing signs or symptoms of severe skin reactions or hypersensitivity reactions (including, but not limited to, severe rash or rash accompanied by fever, general malaise, fatigue, muscle or joint aches, blisters, oral lesions, conjunctivitis, facial edema, and/or hepatitis, eosinophilia, granulocytopenia, lymphadenopathy, and renal dysfunction) must permanently discontinue VIRAMUNE and seek medical evaluation immediately”

 

Granulocytopenia = Low levels of granulocytes – a subtype of white blood cells (leucocytes) responsible for immune defence against infections – due to toxic effects of ARVs on blood cell formation in the bone marrow

The above has been extracted from the Viramune medication guide on the Boehringer-Ingelheim webpages.

 

 

Ziagen

 

Active substance: Abacavir

Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline (UK)

 

Extract from the prescribing information:

“ZIAGEN is not a cure for HIV infection and patients may continue to experience illnesses associated with HIV infection, including opportunistic infections. Patients should remain under the care of a physician when using ZIAGEN. Patients should be advised that the use of ZIAGEN has not been shown to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination.”

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

“Laboratory abnormalities include elevated liver function tests, increased creatine phosphokinase or creatinine, and lymphopenia.”

 

Lymphopenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

The above has been extracted from the Ziagen prescribing information on the GlaxoSmithKline webpages.

 

 

Remember that you can stop using ARV’s, but only if you willing to adjust your lifestyle.

The trouble with Nevirapine

 

Why did President Mbeki and Dr Tshabalala-Msimang warn against the use of ARV drugs like AZT?

WHY DO ZACKIE ACHMAT, NATHAN GEFFEN AND MARK HEYWOOD WANT PREGNANT
AFRICAN WOMEN AND THEIR BABIES TO BE GIVEN AZT?*
AZTflyer-isiXhosa.pdf    AZTflyer-isiZulu.pdf  AZTflyer_Setswana.pdf

 

 

 

 

Thank you http://www.arv-facts.com/main.html

 

 

 

 

by Liam Scheff

Are you a slave? Does the government have the right to tell you who you can mate with? Do they own your body? The bodies of your children?

Are you a slave?

And, what are you shopping for today?

I approached the Magic Johnson-sponsored ‘Free HIV testing’ van, in the Fort Lauderdale mall parking lot, and asked the HIV testing dude if I could see a package insert for the magical test.  This is the technical instruction and legal disclaimer; the limitations of the medical device – the antibody test.

The HIV testing dude gave me a bit of paper – a PR sheet. I handed it back, and asked again for the test insert. He looked blankly, and handed me the same sheet. He did this twice, and tried a third time. I said, “Don’t give me that paper again – I’m asking for a package insert.”

He eventually gave up, and asked the foreman to come talk to me. A 50-something gay dude came out, and gave me a booklet – the package insert. I opened it, and found the language, as it always appears –

*No, we fooled you, suckers  – this is not really a test for hiv…*

“Algorithms. multiple tests. Aid in diagnosis.”

Not, “This test diagnosis X, Y or Z.”

But, “Uhm, we help, sort of, aid, also, don’t use this test, use others.”

No, it’s not an HIV test. It’s a joke. A tool to make you believe you’re being tested for something…

And on we go:

(Wow! Sounds accurate!)

(Wow! Scientific! Thanks for the “suggestion!” How very ‘hypnotic’ of you…And how hypnotized you’d have to be to buy any of it).

(It’s an “aid!” A ‘helper!’ Not really a test. How wonderfully useless. How grand. How life-changing, for those who don’t bother to read the fine print…)

(Uhm… Gosh. Uhm… Who’s doing all of this presuming? I’m going to make another presumption: This isn’t a test for any particular particle. Is that a valid presumption? I think it is…)

The test then states that half of the syphilis-infected blood samples were positive on the “HIV test.”

Ah, the money shot. We’ll tell you, by looking at you, and seeing what kind of person you are – drug addict, black dude, poor white momma, or gay party boy – whether or not we can affix the “HIV-AIDS” sign to your prow, and you’ll let us make it stick.

“So, does this isn’t an HIV test,” I say to HIV test dude #2. “Why do you tell people that you are giving them a diagnostic test?”

“Oh,” we never say that, said the 50-something gay man, enslaved to the cult. “We send them for a Western Blot.”

“But,” I reply, “The UK doesn’t even use Western Blots. They’re too cross-reactive. They consider them junk. Did you know that?”

“Nooo.” He said.

“Have you ever heard of the Padian study?”

“Noooo,” he said.

And so went the exchange.

I asked if they had people who would come on the radio. He said they had a PR department for that kind of thing. I said, not PR, but a technician, somebody who could handle detailed and specific questions.

Well. We’ll see.

World sex-fraud-terror day is humping toward us… December 1st is the day when you’re supposed to believe that a world of impoverished people need bone-killing drugs more than food and clean water.

Do you believe it?

Are you a slave? Do you entrust a government-pharmaceutical panel, or complex with the delicate fabric of your sexual identity, choices, wishes, dreams, excursions, explorations?

Of your future, your children’s future; their very flesh and blood and bone?

You will know your identity by your response:

Slave. Non-Slave.

You can only check one box.

Free yourself from HIV testing. Turn in your result today – send it back to your doctor, or technician, and tell them you “Presume” otherwise.

And figure out how to care for yourself, without government hand-outs, drugs, permission – or slavery.

And if you want to live your life as a slave – then be my guest. But keep your misery to yourself. I just don’t give a damn anymore about HIV slaves.