Mar 18, 2013
Dear sir,Please How are the kidneys monitored while taking truvada,what tests are needed to monitor the kidney. Thanks
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
In the most recent New York State Department of Health HIV Institute its recommended that people taking tenofovir (including Truvada, Atripla, Complera and Stribild) that "clinicians should estimate glomerular filtration rate at initiation of therapy, 1 month after initiation of therapy, and at least every 4 months thereafter".
Kidney monitoring tests include glomerular filtration rate estimated from serum creatinine, bood urea nitrogen, urinalysis, and for patients with diabetes and no known proteinuria: calculation of urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio to detect microalbuminuria.
I hope that's helpful, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- How Long After A Person Is Infected With Hiv Do You Get Symptoms?
- When Are Herpes Sores Healed?
- What's The Best Cure For Gonorrhea?
- What Will Happen If You Have Sex While Having Hpv?
- What Should You Do If You Think You Have Herpes On Lip?
- What Does It Mean If I Test Positive For Herpes Antibodies?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.