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HIV and Kidney Mass

May 3, 2009

Is there a connection between HIV+ and acquiring kidney mass? I will receive a laproscopic partial nephrectomy.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Possibly. You don't indicate what your CD4 count is or whether and what HIV treatment you may be receiving. Certain tumors and infections could be more likely to occur in someone with AIDS because of a poor immune system. But many things can be causing a mass in the kidney.

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