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HAART homes in on lymphocyte mitochondria in lactic acidosis

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A severe adverse reaction to highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) has shown for the first time the treatment’s potential for damaging lymphocyte mitochondria and increasing lymphocyte death. This has prompted speculation that cell death follows mitochondrial disruption.

The case of severe lactic acidosis occurred in a 39 year old woman who had been …

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