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Kidney problem
Dec 9, 2007

I have been HIV+ for 18 years and have been on numerous meds with good success.Have had no infections or other problems. Recently I contracted e-coli and it caused sepsis which lead to kidney failure. I was hospitalized for 3 weeks and the kidney functions are better. My question is that the doctors stopped all my Hiv meds untill they come up with something that is not hard on kidney function. Since then I have been having extreme thirst and I don't know whats going on.

Response from Dr. Wohl

Your doctors may have wanted to wait to restart your HIV meds until your kidney function returned to near normal levels. That way the level of the meds in your system would be more predictable.

If you are having extreme thirst, you need to check in with your doctors to make sure your blood work looks okay.


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