Jun 13, 2008
Just been advised to have a renal biopsy due to excess protein in 24 hr. urinalysis. There is some back pain. After nnrtis for 15 yrs, what is expected? Thanks Dr.H.
| Response from Dr. Henry
The most common causes of protein in the urine in HIV+ persons is HIV nephropathy (most often in African Americans) or diabetes but many other conditions can cause it (thus the need for a renal biopsy to help pin point the proper diagnosis). Of the HIV drugs tenofovir is the one most linked to specific kidney problems at a low rate overall. KH
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